Australian Business of the Year Award

This prized title is awarded to those businesses who are not only advocates of the Australian Owned initiative but also have heavy operational focus on Australian produced/manufactured supplies and support services.  Through the development of Australian supplier policies, public mission statements and operating principles to support Australia this business strives for a majority Australian influence in their operations.  Recipients of this award set the benchmark for all Australian Owned Certified businesses.  

Nomination Conditions:  Active Australian Owned Certified licensed businesses only.  Self-nomination.

Ambassador of the Year

Recognising true advocates of the Australian Owned initiative, this award celebrates those businesses that positively and proudly promote their Australian Owned certification.  They rally other businesses to work together and support certified businesses to benefit the Australian economy.  

Nomination Conditions:  Active Australian Owned Certified licensed businesses.  Staff members of active Australian Owned Certified businesses.  External & self-nominations accepted.

Best Emerging Business

Recently established businesses are encouraged to apply for this award, developed to support and encourage new business within Australia.  Nominations should highlight the decision-making process by the business to engage local support services, choose local suppliers and/or source local ingredients/materials when establishing the business supply chain resulting in a strong Australian influence in the overall business operations.  

Nomination Conditions:  Active Australian Owned Certified licensed businesses only.  Self-nomination.

Achievement Award

This award was established to acknowledge the efforts nominees have made in increasing the Australian influence of their business operations.  This may include a proactive change in, for example, supply chain, ingredients, support services, production/manufacturing location resulting in the increase of the Australian influence in the overall business operations.  

Nomination Conditions:  Active Australian Owned Certified licensed businesses only.  Self-nomination.