2023 Key Dates 

  • May - Applications open 2nd May
  • June - Applications close
  • June - State & Territory judging
  • July - National judging
  • September/October - State & Territory Ceremonies and National finalists announced
  • November - Finalists Masterclass (online)
  • Late November - National Awards Ceremony

Before applications open checklist

  • Check the application opening and closing dates for your State or Territory Awards program. Key dates vary between State and Territory Awards programs. We encourage you to set reminders in your calendar for key dates, so you do not miss any.

  • Read the tips from Australian Export Awards judge Swati Dave on what makes a strong application.

  • Read the questions and criteria carefully.

  • Start to gather information and supporting documentation required for your application.

  • We recommend preparing your application in advance of applications opening, either on a saved document or shared document if collaborating with your team. When applications open, you can copy your responses into the relevant questions within the application portal. We encourage you to take time to review and proof your application and ensure you complete grammar and spelling checks.