Frances Penington and Molly Hadfield awards

Last updated: 30 November 2017

Nominations for the Frances Penington and Molly Hadfield awards are open!

These awards publicly acknowledge an individual tenant or a group of tenants who contribute positively to their community.

Frances Penington Award

The Frances Penington Award celebrates an individual public or community housing tenant, or a group of tenants, who have made an outstanding voluntary contribution to their community.

The award honours the late Frances Penington who, as a Commissioner of the Housing Commission, was the first woman appointed to the board of a statutory authority in Victoria. She was also a strong advocate for women in housing estates and was active in building and supporting the tenant community and sparking community involvement.

Read about the previous Frances Penington award winners.

Molly Hadfield Award

The Molly Hadfield Award honours outstanding services to older tenants.

The award is named after the late Mary (Molly) Hadfield OAM, who was a dedicated advocate for public housing tenants. She was also a founding member of the Housing for the Aged Action Group, which formed in 1983.

See the previous Molly Hadfield award winners.

Nominate someone for an award

Nominations for the 2017 Frances Penington and Molly Hadfield awards close on Friday 15 December 2017.

To nominate someone:

  1. Fill in the Frances Penington and Molly Hadfield nomination form (.docx)
  2. Include two referees
  3. Get your nominee to sign the declaration in the form.

Send your completed nomination form:

  • By mail to: The Frances Penington Award or The Molly Hadfield Award
    Housing Practice (Level 21)
    Department of Health and Human Services
    PO Box 4057
    Melbourne 3001
  • By email: Email Housing Practice and Support and include your completed declaration and signature pages in PDF format

More information

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