Our pick of Australia’s Top 30 Business Awards

Applying for and winning awards can benefit you and your business because it helps you gain recognition, credibility, and exposure. It can also demonstrate your expertise, highlight your achievements and attract new clients, partners, and collaborators. 

The perks of winning extends even further into boosting team morale, motivation, and pride, and inspiring you and your team to keep improving and innovating. 

Ready to explore your options? Check out the top 30 Awards our experienced award writing team recommend:

  1. Australasian Law Awards

Law firms, in-house legal teams, lawyers, individuals and dealmakers from across the region are asked to nominate across 30-plus categories to be recognised for their achievements and outstanding work

Sample Categories: Deal Awards, Firm Awards, In-house Awards, Industry Awards

  1. WiBF National Industry Awards

Celebrating the very best of women in the banking and finance sectors.

Sample Categories: Award For Achievement For EA/PA Role, Award For Achievement In Business Banking, Award For Achievement In Institutional Banking, Award For Achievement In Retail Banking, Award For Achievement In Small Business Banking, Product Or Technical Innovator Award, Diversity & Inclusion Of The Year

  1. Australian HR Awards

The annual Australian HR Awards, brought to you by HRD, is the leading independent awards event in the HR profession. The awards showcase the country’s most outstanding HR teams, leaders and employers for their strategies, achievements and programs over the past year.  

Sample Categories: HR Director of the Year, Australian HR Manager of the Year, Australian HR Team of the Year, Employer of Choice, Best Remote Work Strategy, Best Reward & Recognition Program, Best Use of Technology, Best Workplace Diversity & Inclusion Program, Best Workplace Flexibility Program

  1. AREAs 

The Annual REA Excellence Awards (AREAs) recognise the outstanding performance of our customers who support all aspects of the property journey.

Sample Categories: Residential, Commercial, Developer, Media

  1. AMI Marketing Excellence Awards

The Marketing Excellence Awards have been providing an opportunity to celebrate individuals and organisations who have achieved extraordinary success from innovative and effective marketing practices.

Sample Categories: Brand Revitalisation, Content Marketing, Creativity, Customer Experience, Event Or Experiential, Insight-driven, Integrated, Small Budget, Social Media, Sponsorship, Agency Of The Year, Team Of The Year, CPM Of The Year, CMO Of The Year

  1. Social Media Marketing Institute Awards

The Social Media Marketing Awards (SMMA) honours and recognises individuals, teams, agencies and organisations, to celebrate excellence and achievement in social media marketing.

Sample Categories: Business, By Campaign, By Platform, Strategy and Innovation

  1. The ACOMM Awards

This showcase of the telecommunications industry’s achievements is proudly presented by Communications Alliance, and offers a unique opportunity to applaud and support excellence and innovation in Australia’s communications ecosystem.

Sample Categories: Communication, Professional, Mobile, Cyber, Online Safety

  1. Community Achievement Awards

The Community Achievement Awards encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions that individuals, communities and businesses are making throughout their state. These awards recognise those that work tirelessly to improve their communities by promoting the social, economic and environmental prosperity. The awards are available nationally, with entrants competing in their state.

Sample Categories: Australia Pacific LNG Community Hero Award, Charitable Foundation Mental Health and Wellbeing Award, Bendigo Bank Community Group of the Year Award, Now I Can Run Disability Achievement Award, Leadership Award, Special Event Presentations Local Sporting Club Making a Difference Award

  1. B&T Awards

Regarded as Australia’s leading showcase for the best and brightest young talent in adland. These awards are where the crème de la crème of the advertising, marketing, media, and PR world come together to compete for the top prizes.

Sample Categories: Agency Sales/Account Manager, Creative, Entrepreneur, Marketing, Media Planner/Buyer, Media Sales/Account Manager, PR, Strategy, 

  1. Telstra Best Of Business Awards 

The Telstra Best of Business Awards were created to give small to medium-sized businesses a platform to celebrate achievements and stories with their peers, and opportunities to learn from Australia’s best business minds.

Sample Categories: Accelerating Women, Building Communities, Championing Health, Embracing Innovation, Indigenous Excellence, Outstanding Growth, Promoting Sustainability

  1. Australian Small Business Champion Awards

Offering a unique opportunity to highlight Australia’s most outstanding small businesses, this award seeks to recognise the contribution business owners make in the local community by generating employment for millions of Australians and the national economy at large.

Sample Categories: Champion Professional Services, Trades & B2B, Champion Consumer, Retail Small Businesses

  1. Women In Technology Awards 

The annual Women in Technology (WiT) Awards is the longest-running, premiere awards celebration for Queensland’s STEM community.

Sample Categories: Employer Of Choice, Community Impact, Up-and-comer Technology, Emerging Achiever Science, Digital Mover And Shaker, Rising Star Science, Professional Technology Leadership, Innovator Of The Year

  1. Australian Mortgage Awards

The annual Australian Mortgage Awards is the leading independent awards event in the mortgage industry. The awards showcase the leading brokers, brokerages, lenders, aggregators, lenders, BDMs and more that raised the bar over the past year.

Sample Categories: Broker Awards, Brokerage Awards, Industry Awards, Aggregator Awards, BDM Awards, Lender Awards, National Awards

  1. Australian Broking Awards 

These awards are the benchmark for excellence around Australia and recognise those who influence the profession and propel the industry forward.

Sample Categories: Asset Finance Broker Of The Year, Boutique Aggregator Of The Year, Diversification Program Of The Year, Innovator Of The Year, Training And Education Program Of The Year, Finance Broker Of The Year, Industry Thought Leader Of The Year

  1. Semrush AU Awards 

The Semrush AU Search Awards celebrates the success of online marketing professionals in the Australian market. Top marketing campaigns and best marketing teams who work in online spaces and bring exceptional growth and revenue to companies will be recognised and rewarded.

Sample Categories: Online Presence Breakthrough, Highest Website Visitor Growth, Best Local Campaign, Best SEO Campaign, Best Low Budget Campaign, Best Blog

  1. Women In Digital Awards 

The awards celebrate the incredible women within the digital industries and the organisations that support them.

Sample Categories: Founder Of The Year, Executive Leader Of The Year, Innovator Of The Year, Digital Marketer Of The Year, Rising Star Of The Year, Data Leader Of The Year, Customer Experience Leader Of The Year, Digital Workforce: Skills For The Future, Employer Of The Year, Digital Transformation Leader Of The Year, Indigenous Leader Of The Year

  1. Golden Target Awards 

Australia’s longest-running and most prestigious public relations and communications industry awards applaud the crème-de-la-crème of strategic and creative thinking, as well as the executional excellence of high-achieving people, teams and agencies.

Sample Categories: Campaign Awards, Individual Awards, Team Awards, Agency Awards

  1. Women In Finance Awards 

The national awards program was designed to recognise and acknowledge the leading women influencing the Australian finance industry.

Sample Categories: Accountant Of The Year, Accounting Consultant Of The Year, Bookkeeper Of The Year, Commercial Finance Broker Of The Year

  1. Women In Law Awards 

The prestigious national awards program presents an exceptional opportunity for leading women to showcase their achievements, attract more clients and propel their careers, on top of giving them the recognition they deserve.

Sample Categories: Academic/researcher Of The Year, Barrister Of The Year, Legal Operations Professional Of The Year, Legal Support Professional Of The Year, Marketing Communications Professional Of The Year, NFP Lawyer Of The Year

  1. Australian Assembly Of Administrators Awards 

The Australian Assembly of Administrators (formerly Australian Admin Awards) are founded on the pillars of Research, Education, Advocacy, and Awards.

Sample Categories: First Impressions Director, Fusion Master, Admin Community Award, People’s Champion

  1. Spirit Super Business Excellence Awards

The Spirit Super Business Excellence Awards reveal the best of the best in Northern Tasmanian businesses

Sample Categories: Business Of The Year, Excellence In Education, Young Professional Of The Year, Hall Of Fame, Exceptional Workplaces, Excellence In Design, Excellence In Customer Service, Retail Excellence, Exceptional Event

  1. The Drum Awards For Search

The Drum Awards are A-list awards for the best work, companies and people in marketing and media.These awards recognise creative thinking, strategy, and technological innovation.

Sample Categories: Rising Star Of The Year, Not For Profit, Sports & Leisure, PPC, SEO

  1. Women In Business Awards Of Australia 

These prestigious Awards recognise and honour exceptional women making a difference across Queensland.

Sample Categories: Woman In Business Of The Year, Business Achiever Award, Community Dedication & Social Justice Award, Empowering Young Women’s Award, Creating Change Award, Arts, Culture, Tourism & Entertainment Award, Innovation, Technology & Research Award, Rising Star – Small Business, Employer Of The Year

  1. REB Awards 

The REB Awards nationally recognise leading real estate professionals and offices and their dedication to the industry.

Sample Categories: Auctioneer of the Year, BDM Of The Year – Property Management, Buyer’s Agent Of The Year, Industry Thought Leader Of The Year, Marketing Professional Of The Year, Office Administrator Of The Year, Operations Manager Of The Year, Property Manager Of The Year – Metropolitan, Property Manager Of The Year – Regional, Sales Campaign Of The Year, 

  1. Inspiring Workplace Awards 

The awards recognise forward-thinking and people-first organisations.

Sample Categories: Small, Medium, Large, Enterprise, Non-Profit, Government

  1. Australian Virtual Assistant Awards

These awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding contributions of Virtual Assistants in Australia, highlighting their positive impact and acknowledging them as leaders and change-makers within our remarkable industry.

Sample Categories:  Inspirational VA, Business Choice, Business Bestie, Startup VA, Team Leader, Team Member, Community Spirit

  1. The Australian Business Awards

The Australian Business Awards are an annual all-encompassing awards program that recognises organisations that demonstrate the core values of business innovation, product innovation, technological achievement and employee engagement via a set of established business and product award categories.

Sample Categories: Brand Management, Business Sustainability, Business Technology, Business Innovation, Change Management, Comms Excellence, Customer Service Excellence, Community Contribution

  1. The AFR BOSS Best Places to Work

Successful organisations have staff who are productive, creative, and focussed in the face of endless digital distractions, and those who are pioneering best-practices in areas such as wellbeing, flexibility and equality. The AFR BOSS Best Places to Work recognises companies based in Australia and New Zealand who are able to do exactly this. 

Sample Categories: Agriculture, Mining & Utilities, Banking, Superannuation & Financial Services, Government, Education & NFP, Health Industries

  1. The Young Entrepreneur Awards 

The Young Entrepreneur Awards are an incredible opportunity not only to be recognised, but to join a cohort of like-minded young business people eager to make their impact on Australia and the world.

Sample Categories: Arts & Culture, Digital Disruptor, Fashion Design, Finance, Fitness, Food, Health & Medicine, Hospitality & Tourism, Legal, Marketing, PR, Retail, Property, Technology

  1. Australian Business Awards for Customer Service

The Australian Business Awards assess the customer service delivery of small Australian businesses and provide them with feedback and recognition. They evaluate, recognise and reward excellence in customer service.

Sample Categories: Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations Services, Animal & Pet Services & Supplies, Architect Services, Building Design, Automotive Industry Services, Beauty Services & Supplies, Bridal & Wedding Services & Supplies, Building Services & Supplies, Care, Disability & Retirement Services

Want to see what else is around? Check out our 110 Australian Business Awards Calendar to help keep you and your business visible, memorable, and credible 👉

If you would like to apply for an award but don’t know where to start, or want to ensure your nomination stands out from the crowd, we offer award coaching to help build the skills required or can even write the submission for you! 

Contact us today to find out how COPY CRED can help you win the awards you deserve.

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