Apply now for the 2024 Australian Export Awards

Whether you’re breaking into new markets, pushing new boundaries or innovating your industry, there’s an award category for you 

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Applications are now open for the Australian Export Awards 2024. Presented by Austrade in collaboration with state and territory partners, the Export Awards aims to showcase success stories from every corner of Australia. It demonstrates the depth, diversity, and capability of Australian businesses on the international stage.

Speaking at the launch of the Awards program last month, Senator Don Farrell noted the crucial role played by these businesses in driving economic growth and job creation.

"This national awards program recognizes the outstanding contribution our exporters make to Australia's economic prosperity," said Senator Farrell. "Last year's 86 national finalists generated over $12 billion in export earnings and employed more than 22,500 Australians."

"That's a tremendous contribution from a cohort of export businesses taking quality Australian products to the world, and creating jobs in our cities, regions, and rural areas," Farrell stated.

"This year's awards will again showcase Australian excellence in 13 categories," Senator Farrell announced. "The 2024 Australian Exporter of the Year will be selected from the national category winners."

Relevant Categories

Regional Exporter  

For outstanding international success by a regional business.

This includes businesses whose head office or majority of operations are based in a non-metropolitan location.

Resources and Energy

For outstanding international success in the resources and energy sectors.

This includes businesses involved in the production, processing or value adding of extractive resources or the provision of energy or resources related equipment, services or technology.

Small Business

For outstanding international success by a small business.

This includes businesses with total annual turnover not exceeding A$10 million.

Sustainability  and Green Economy

For outstanding international success in the Green Economy.

This includes the provision of green economy technology or capabilities such as environmental solutions, clean energy, sustainable materials, renewables, waste and water management, green building, smart cities or businesses committed to sustainable business practices.

Emerging Exporter

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

This includes established and new businesses in any industry.

Manufacturing and Advanced Materials

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

This includes advanced manufacturing and materials technologies, engineering, design and production. 

How to apply

Applications for the awards are now open and will close on June 14. State and territory winners will be revealed at ceremonies held between August and October. The national winners will be announced at the Australian Export Awards ceremony at Parliament House on November 20.

For more information, and to apply, go to the Premier's NSW Export Awards 2024 webpage here.

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