Who can enter?
The Australian Export Awards are open to all exporting businesses, with a range of categories to choose from. If a business can adequately meet the criteria and requirements, it is eligible to enter.
Contact your state or territory program contact with any questions related to eligibility.
How do I apply?
Apply via this website, exportawards.gov.au, by submitting an application online via your state or territory.
What is the relationship between the State and Territory export awards programs and the Australian Export Awards program?
Entering at the state or territory level is the only path to the national Australian Export Awards:
- Step 1: Businesses apply online at exportawards.gov.au, in one or more of the 13 national award categories.
- Step 2: Businesses are judged in their local State or Territory Export Awards
- Step 3: Winners of the 13 national award categories in all State and Territory award programs become ‘National Finalists’ of the Australian Export Awards.
Can I apply in multiple categories?
You are welcome to apply for more than one category at the state /territory level. However, please note that you can only win in one category.
Read the category descriptors to determine which categories clearly relate to your business.
If your organisation's head office is located in a non‐metropolitan area, you may also enter the Regional Exporter Award.
State and territory program coordinators reserve the right to determine the category you best belong in, normally they will adopt your stated preference.
Can I use my submission from previous years?
You are welcome to use generic information about your business, however any results or activity to substantiate your answer must have taken place in the qualifying period.
Questions do change from year to year, so be sure to read the criteria & questions at our 'apply' page before getting started.
Am I able to apply in multiple Export Awards programs?
You may only submit an application in one State or Territory Export Awards program. The application can only be submitted in the state or territory program where the organisation’s head office is located or where the majority of operations are established.
Am I able to re-enter in consecutive years?
Yes! All past entrants are encouraged to re-enter the Australian Export Awards.
By re-entering and winning at a state or territory level, you increase your chances of being recognised as the best in the country if you win at the Australian Export Awards.
If you win three times in the same national category you will then be inducted to the Australian Export Awards Hall of Fame.
How does entering the Australian Export Awards benefit my business?
Visit our 'why apply' page for all the reasons why entering the Australian Export Awards is a great move for your business.
Key Export Markets (Countries)
During the application process you will be requested to submit foreign revenue/export sales from each of your key export markets (up to 9 countries) over the past three (3) financial years.
If you export into one country but your product is distributed to another country, you should just enter the country you export directly to.
I have completed and submitted my application, but I want to add more information or images. Is it possible to edit my application?
You can log in to the online application portal any time to amend or add to your application until the application closing date. Please see your state / territory program for relevant closing dates.