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CAA Awards for Excellence

The Australasian Ambulance Awards for Excellence have been run by the Council of Ambulance Authorities for over 10 years with the aim to recognise the hard and innovative work of member ambulance services from Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. The awards are designed to encourage innovation and to enable services to share their work and learn from each other. The awards are independently judged by a panel of industry-respected judges from across the globe.

The 2021 Award categories


  • Excellence in Technology (innovation or capability)
  • Excellence in Clinical Practice (innovation or capability)
  • Excellence in Staff Development (education improvement or innovation)
  • Excellence in Patient Care (patient experience improvement or innovation)
  • Excellence in Leadership (management practice and operational improvement and innovation)
  • New Category - Excellence in Mental Health and Wellbeing (innovation or operational improvement)


Key dates:

3rd December 2020

Award submissions open

2nd April 2021
Award submissions close

12th April 2021

Judging period starts

7th May 2021

Judging period concludes

18th May 2021
Finalists announced

16th July 2021
Winners announced at CAA Awards
for Excellence Gala Dinner

Congratulations to our 2019 Winners!

Awards criteria and rules for entries can be downloaded here.