About the program

The Australian Export Awards honour the achievements of outstanding, innovative and inspiring exporters.

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Celebrating innovative Australian exporters

The Australian Export Awards is a national program that celebrates the achievements of Australia’s most outstanding, innovative and inspiring exporters, and the far‑reaching impact they have on the nation’s economy.

Now in its 62nd year, this is one of Australia’s most prestigious and longest running business awards programs. It has recognised more than 2080 Australian exporters since 1963, who have achieved international success in diverse sectors, through their commitment and leadership.

The Program showcases national 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, promoting Australia’s education to the world and stimulating recovery in the visitor economy.

Our network of experts, in more than 100 offices at home and around the world, help give Australian businesses the competitive edge in the global marketplace.

With 30 active free trade agreements and treaties worldwide, we continue to forge new pathways for exporters and foreign investors.  By helping achieve net zero, and supporting First Nations business we are strengthening Australia’s economic security and prosperity.

Last financial year, we worked with Australian businesses to secure over 1,400 export outcomes with an estimated value of $3.7 billion.

From aerospace to agribusiness, tourism to tech, engineering to education and hydrogen to healthcare, Austrade has the local knowledge, commercial expertise and trusted relationships with decision-makers that makes all the difference. 

Whether you’re exporting to Bangalore, Boston, Bangkok or Beijing, go further, faster with www.austrade.gov.au

'The Awards provide a unique exposure opportunity, profiling businesses across Australia. It allows us to pause, reflect on our growth, and celebrate our achievements. It’s also a chance to recognise our team’s hard work and forge meaningful connections within relevant industries and with other Australian exporters.’

Edward Swete Kelly, Director, Chronosoft, 2023 winner of the Emerging Exporter award.