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2023 Active Geelong Active Workplace Awards

The 2023 Active Geelong Active Workplace Awards were presented during a gala breakfast at GMHBA Stadium on Wednesday 8th of November.

The event was MC’ed by Active Geelong Ambassador Peter Murrihy, with the aim of showcasing and celebrating the many businesses in our region doing innovative things to support their staff to be physically active.


The ‘top gong’ for Active Workplace of the Year was awarded to Barwon Health, with other winners including the City of Greater Geelong, Handbury Centre for Wellbeing Geelong Grammar School, WorkSafe, Cobram Estate Olives and Kardinia Health.


‘We are proud of the diversity of businesses who won awards; the winning workplaces employ approximately 14, 000 people combined, so their workplace physical activity initiatives have significant impact on the physical, mental and social health of many individuals’ Dr Hugh Seward, Active Geelong Chair.


Winners of the 2023 Active Geelong Active Workplace Awards are below:

GOLD Award: Active Workplace of the Year

Awarded to the workplace that best demonstrates a commitment to all areas of physical activity within the workplace:

  • Winner Barwon Health (Sponsored by GMHBA)

Photo: Yvette Denning (Barwon Health ) & Meg Rayner (GMHBA)

SILVER Award: Active Culture

Awarding a workplace that promotes physical activity through supportive leadership and employee participation.

  • Cobram Estate Olives (Sponsored by West Carr & Harvey)

Photo Sarah Haworth (Cobram Estate Olives) & Richard Carr (West Carr & Harvey)

SILVER Award: Active Opportunities

Awarding a workplace that provides resources, support, and information to encourage increased physical activity.

  • Winner Handbury Centre for Wellbeing Geelong Grammar School (Sponsored by PM Designs)

Photo Mick Kramer (Handbury Centre) & Nathaniel Josbe (PM Designs)

SILVER Award: Active Community Connections

Awarding a workplace that engages with the wider community to support and participate in physical activity and active travel initiatives

  • Winner City of Greater Geelong (Sponsored by Geelong Connected Communities)

Photo Karen Shiels (City of Greater Geelong) & Kym McIntyre (Geelong Connected Communities)

SILVER Award: Active Physical Environment

Awarding a workplace that create a physical environment that encourages physical activity

  • Winner WorkSafe (Sponsored by Roderick Insurance)

Photo Lisa Aitken (WorkSafe) & Paul Codd (Roderick Insurance)

SILVER Award: Active GP Clinic

Awarding a GP Clinic that provides resources, support, opportunities and information to encourage increased physical activity

  • Winner Kardinia Health (Sponsored by Western Victoria Primary Health Network)

Photo Megan Walker (Kardinia Health) & Andy Giddy (Western Victoria Primary Health Network)

Congratulations to all businesses who were recognised with an award and thank you to all of our event sponsors. All winners will be profiled in full on the Active Geelong website in the coming months.