About our program

Every year, the Australian Export Awards honour the achievements of remarkable exporters.

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Celebrating innovative Australian exporters

The Australian Export Awards (AEA) is a national program that celebrates the achievements of extraordinary Australian exporters, and the far‑reaching impact they have on the nation’s economy.

Now in its 61st year, the Australian Export Awards is one of Australia’s longest running business awards programs. It has recognised more than 2000 Australian exporters since 1963, who have achieved international success in diverse sectors, through their commitment, innovation and leadership.

The Australian Export Awards showcases finalists, category winners and Australian Exporter of the Year on a global stage to drive demand for their products and services. Their stories inspire other Australian businesses to diversify their export strategy and go global.

This program is proudly presented by the Australian Trade & Investment Commission (Austrade) in partnership with State and Territory awards programs. It is made possible through the valued support of Australia's leading corporations, export facilitators and industry groups, and other Australian Government departments.

Presented by the Australian Trade and Investment Commission

The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) builds a stronger economy by accelerating the growth of Australian exporters, attracting foreign investment and stimulating recovery in the visitor economy.

Through our network of more than 1,200 experts in 67 offices, we give Australian businesses a competitive edge in the global marketplace.

Beyond B2B, we connect Government to businesses, so that public policy and services are shaped by commercial knowledge and real-world insights.

From aerospace to agribusiness, tourism to tech, engineering to education and hydrogen to healthcare, Austrade has the expertise, the contacts and the market intelligence to help you grow your business.

It’s our local knowledge, commercial expertise and trusted relationships with decision-makers that makes all the difference.

This year, we are supporting stronger exporter growth and diversification, attracting greater foreign investment, simplifying trade, leading recovery in the visitor economy sector with the THRIVE 2030 Strategy, welcoming back international students and ensuring Australia ranks in the world’s top 10 Nation Brands.

Whether you’re exporting to Bangalore, Boston, Bangkok or Beijing, we are here for your business. Connect with us at www.austrade.gov.au

‘Winning the awards was a major achievement. It saw us recognised alongside some of the best exporters in the country and provided important validation that we were on the right track.’

Rob Gordon, SunRice Group CEO. Australian Export Award Winner, 1969