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The Australian Export Awards (AEA) is a national program that recognises Australian businesses for their export achievements and contribution to Australia's economic prosperity.

Businesses enter the AEA program through their state or territory export awards programs. State and territory winners progress as national finalists, from which one category winner will be crowned the Australian Exporter of the Year.

The 56th National Awards Ceremony will be held on Tuesday 27th November in Canberra.


Victoria: 14 September 2018
Australian Capital Territory: 27 September 2018
Northern Territory: 27 September 2018
South Australia:
 4 October 2018
Queensland: 11 October 2018
Western Australia: 18 October 2018
New South Wales: 24 October 2018
 26 October 2018

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The 55th Australian Export Awards

2016 Winners

2017 winner Yumbah Aquaculture_widget
2017 Yumbah Aquaculture (VIC) Agribusiness
Yumbah Aquaculture is a geographically diverse company focused on growing premium Greenlip abalone.
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2017 winner Premium Fresh Tasmania_widget
2017 Premium Fresh Tasmania (TAS) Regional Exporter
Premium Fresh Tasmania is a privately owned vegetable farming and processing business.
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2017 winner Ego Pharmaceuticals_widget
2017 Ego Pharmaceuticals (VIC) Manufacturing
Ego is the largest Australian owned pharmaceutical company specialising in dermatology.
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2017 winner SRA Information Technology_widget
2017 SRA Information Technology (NT) Environmental Solutions
SRA is a software company providing solutions to assist in the understanding of environmental impacts and footprints.
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2017 winner NEC Australia_widget.jpg
2017 NEC Australia (Japan) Investment
NEC Australia delivers a portfolio of ICT solutions and services to large enterprises, small businesses and government organisations.
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2017 winner Tooletries_widget
2017 Tooletries (QLD) Small Business
Tooletries has revolutionised the home and bathroom industry through the development of their patented silicone technology.
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2017 winner Linear Clinical Research_widget
2017 Linear Clinical Research (WA) Business Services
Linear Clinical Research provides early-phase and first-in-human clinical trial services to the global pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
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2017 winner Blast Movement Technologies_widget
2017 Blast Movement Technologies (QLD) Minerals, Energy and Related Services
Blast Movement Technologies measuring the movement of rock that occurs during blasting in open cut mines.
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2017 winner Opmantek Software_widget
2017 Opmantek Software (QLD) Digital Technologies
Opmantek has over 2,000 partners globally that represent Opmantek products in addition to online sales.
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2017 winner Envato_widget
2017 Envato (VIC) Creative Industries
More than 2 million people make a purchase on Envato every year.
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2017 winner Deakin University_widget
2017 Deakin University (VIC) Education and Training
In just over 40 years, Deakin University has transformed from modest regional institution into one of the world’s leading young universities.
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2017 winner Leica Biosystems_widget
2017 Leica Biosystems (VIC) Health and Biotechnology
Leica Biosystems produces three of the most recognised and most reliable cancer diagnostic instruments.
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2017 winner aussieBum_widget
2017 aussieBum (NSW) E-commerce
Founded in 2001 by Sean Ashby, men’s underwear and swimwear brand aussieBum.
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55th Australian Export Award Winners

55th Australian Export Awards highlights

Watch these highlights from the 2017 Australian Export Awards and relive the moment when our Australian Exporter of the Year was announced.

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56th Australian Export Awards Finalists

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FCT International_profile
Minerals, Energy and Related Services FCT International (SA) SA
FCT International is a world-leading burner supplier.
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Cutting Edge_profile
Creative Industries Cutting Edge (QLD) QLD
Cutting Edge is a leading provider of sound and picture post production and VFX.
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Aspen Medical_profile
Health and Biotechnology Aspen Medical (ACT) ACT
Aspen Medical provides healthcare in some of the world’s most challenging environments.
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Small Business Cornerstone Solutions (VIC) VIC
photoSentinel is a world leader in the manufacture, sale and ongoing service provision of image-cap ...
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E-commerce GymAware (ACT) ACT
GymAware measures performance in the weights room
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Agribusiness AGRIFREsh (WA) WA
AGRIFREsh is family owned and operated business who is committed to establish fully vertically integ ...
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Levett Engineering_profile
Manufacturing Levett Engineering (SA) SA
Levett Engineering is an exporter of aerospace components and assemblies.
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Grace Loves Lace_profile
E-commerce Grace Loves Lace (QLD) QLD
Grace Loves Lace produces high quality made-to-order wedding gowns.
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Latest News

2018 Women in Export Scholarship winner announced   28 Jun 2018
Ms Dalene Wray-the Managing Director of OBE Organic has been announced as the winner of this year's Women in Export Scholarship.
AEA winner Rubicon Water signs multi-million dollar deal with China’s Gansu Government   27 Jul 2017
Victorian based Rubicon Water has signed a joint venture with the Gansu Government to implement technology to help the province improve their water-use efficiency.
Efic is proud to have supported Seeing Machines with their global expansion   27 Jul 2017
Efic’s Export Line of Credit gave Seeing Machines the ability to deliver a contract overseas.
Hope Bay fits Gekko mission   22 Feb 2017
Gekko's momentous mine project in Hope Bay Canada
Plastic Wax: The invisible Studio that works on your favourite games   14 Aug 2017
The story behind Plastic Wax, a family studio in the games industry

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  2. @ChrisTallentire Chris TallentireFriday, 19 October 2018

    Dutjahn Sandalwood Oils linking aboriginal heritage and the great perfume houses A fabulous emerging WA export story.

  3. @exportawards Export AwardsFriday, 19 October 2018

    Well done to the amazing at the WA Industry and Export Awards 2018 . Can’t wait to see you in Canberra for the Australian Export Awards portawards

  4. @Aussieexport Export CouncilFriday, 19 October 2018

    Hooray to AGRIFresh for winning the WA Exporter of the Year Award as awarded by . Excellent milestone for a company that has so much more to go/grow.

  5. @Aussieexport Export CouncilFriday, 19 October 2018

    Thanks to for sponsoring the Small Business Award at – And the winner is… Fewster’s Farm Honey! Congratulations guys!