Green Flag Award®

Green Flag Award

Are you looking for ways to showcase your park and recognise the hard work that goes into your green space?

Do you want to be rewarded at an international level and encourage a sense of civic pride in your community?

Why not apply to be a part of the international Green Flag Award ® ?

The Green Flag Award® recognises and rewards well managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces around the world.  Winning a Green Flag Award® brings with it a wealth of benefits, from the status of being affiliated with a prestigious awards programme through to tangible benefits such as boosting tourism and opening up revenue opportunities.


Visit the Green Flag site for a full list of benefits.



The Green Flag Award® aims to… 

  • Ensure that everybody has access to quality green open spaces, irrespective of where they live. 
  • Ensure that these spaces are appropriately managed and meet the needs of the communities that they serve. 
  • Establish standards of good management. 
  • Promote and share good practice amongst the green space sector. 
  • Recognise and reward the hard work of managers, staff and volunteers. 

Find out which parks and open spaces in Australia are current winners.

Check out the video to hear from current winners Lochiel Park in South Australia. 


Applications for the Green Flag Award® 2024/25 are now open

To apply for an Award, please complete this form on the Green Flag Award website.

For more information on the application process, please contact Eykolina Benny:

Or if you’re interested in becoming a Green Flag judge, please contact Karl Nesbitt:  



Below are some resources with more information about the Green Flag Award® and what it takes to be an internationally recognised park/green space.    

Green Flag Welcome Guide  |  What is the Green Flag Award  |  Green Flag Award Judging  |  Green Flag Award Judging Criteria 


Australian Green Flag Webinar

Watch this Australian Green Flag Award webinar and hear from our very own Karl Nesbit who discusses:

    • The criteria that makes a great park
    • The Green Flag Award criteria and process
    • How will a Green Flag Award benefit my park