61st Australian Export Awards

Learn about our 2023 Australian Exporter of the Year and category winners.

The 61st Australian Export Awards ceremony was held at Parliament House, Canberra on 30 November 2023, brought to you by the Australian Trade and Investment Commission.

2023 Australian Exporter of the Year

Care Essentials

North Geelong (Wathaurong Country), VIC

Care Essentials is dedicated to making a positive impact on the world. Established in 1996, the company has been manufacturing Australian-made medical devices for more than 20 years. Its flagship product is the Cocoon Warming System, used during surgery to prevent and treat hypothermia and maintain normal body temperature. 

In 2021, Care Essentials set up a new state of the art manufacturing facility to manage high growth. It has introduced new products such as medical respirators, surgical masks, sterilisation wraps and pre-warming blankets. 

Care Essentials exports to more than 70 countries. Key export markets include the US, Japan, the UK, Canada, Taiwan, Italy, Germany and other countries across Europe.

Read more about Care Essentials.

Care Essentials Australian Exporter of the Year 2023
61st Australian Export Awards, presented at Parliament House, Canberra on 30 November 2023.
Nurses operating on patient in hospital

Images courtesy of Care Essentials

Care Essentials team members posing around dummy patient
Care Essentials employee in production facility


2023 National category winners