State and Territory export award winners in the following national categories, will automatically proceed as national finalists into the Australian Export Awards program.

Advanced Technologies  

For outstanding international success in the field of information technology (IT), digital technologies, software, hardware or digital services including solutions utilising cloud-based platforms, artificial intelligence, machine learning, IoT, augmented /virtual reality and/or blockchain. 

Agribusiness, Food and Beverages

For outstanding international success in the field of agricultural products, services or technology including farm production, manufactured foods and beverages, forestry and fisheries.   

Creative Industries

For outstanding international success across all creative industries including music and performing arts, film, television and radio, software and interactive content such as VR and AR, writing, publishing and print media, architecture and design and visual arts, and digital games.


For outstanding success by an Australian business in selling goods or services to customers overseas via an electronic network. Includes cross-border e-commerce and online sales.


Emerging Exporter   

For outstanding export achievement by an enterprise in any industry sector which has been exporting goods or services for three years or less.  


International Education and Training   

For outstanding international success or learner/student experience in the field of education and training services, expertise and curriculum including vocational training.   


International Health   

For outstanding international success in medical, healthcare, biotechnology fields for products, technology, equipment or services. This includes E-Health, Digital Health, Medtech, Aged Care services, Complementary Healthcare, Biotech and Pharmaceuticals.

Manufacturing and Advanced Materials

For outstanding international success in manufacturing, engineering and/or advanced materials development. This includes production of consumer products.   


Professional Services   

For outstanding international success in the professional business services including legal, accounting, administration and support services, business management, marketing services, franchising and licensing, engineering, financial and insurance, market research, tourism and translation services.  


Regional Exporter   

For outstanding international success by a business whose head office and/or majority of operations are based in a non-metropolitan location. 


Resources and Energy

For outstanding international success in the production, processing, value adding of extractive resources or provision of equipment, services or solutions related to the resources and energy sectors.


Small Business

For outstanding international success by any business with total annual sales not exceeding $10 million.  



For outstanding international success in environmental solutions, clean energy innovation, materials and energy efficiency, renewable energy, waste and water management, green buildings, smart cities and R&D collaboration. 


Australian Exporter of the Year   

The Australian Exporter of the Year will be selected by the national judges from the national winners of the categories shown above.