National categories

View the national award categories in the 61st Australian Export Awards.

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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, digital technologies, software, hardware or digital services.   

This includes solutions utilising cloud-based platforms, artificial intelligence, machine learning, Internet of Things, augmented reality, virtual reality, data collaboration and management tools, fintech, cyber security and/or blockchain with civilian, defence, space and/or other industry applications. 

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 in any creative industry.   

This includes music, visual and performing arts, design, film and television, digital media and content, animation, software and games, festival and event management and writing and publishing.


For outstanding international success in selling goods or services to customers overseas via e-Commerce, including cross-border e-Commerce and online sales.  

This includes sales to business (B2B), consumer (B2C) and/or government (B2G) customers, via own website, online marketplaces and other e-Commerce channels. 

Emerging Exporter

For outstanding export achievement in any industry sector by a business which has been exporting for three years or less.

This includes existing and new businesses.

International Education and Training   

For outstanding international success or learner/student experience in the field of education and training. 

This includes education and training services, expertise and curriculum. 

International Health

For outstanding international success in health and wellbeing. 

This includes biotechnology, medical technology, digital health, medical and health fields, e-health, digital health, aged care services, complementary healthcare and pharmaceuticals. 

Manufacturing and Advanced Materials

For outstanding international success in manufacturing, engineering and/or advanced materials development.    

This includes production of industrial and consumer products and manufacturing technologies.  

Professional Services

For outstanding international success in the professional services.   

This includes legal, accounting, administration and support services, business management and consultancy, marketing services, franchising and licensing, engineering, financial and insurance, market research, translation services, tourism and the arts.  

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, or provision of equipment, services or solutions related to the extractive resources and/or energy sectors.

Small Business

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

Sustainability  and Green Economy 

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 or businesses committed to sustainable business practices.

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.