Illawarra Business Awards Celebrating 30 Years

May 3, 2024 8:57 am in by

Entries are now open for those businesses wanting to nominate for the 30th edition of the Illawarra Business Awards.

The awards spotlight excellence in business across the Illawarra, Shoalhaven, and Southern Highlands regions.

Paula Martin from Business Illawarra expressed her anticipation in welcoming back category sponsors and orchestrating yet another successful edition of the Illawarra Business Awards. 

Article continues after this ad

“The Illawarra Business Awards present an unparalleled opportunity for all local businesses to collectively celebrate their achievements within our vibrant and diverse community.

“Participating in the Illawarra Business Awards program gives entrants an opportunity to showcase their leadership, innovation, and success story as well as honor the relentless commitment and collaboration of their teams.

“We have seen both finalists and winners go on to win incredible domestic and global contracts after competing in the Awards, so I encourage all business owners to tell us their story and apply.” Ms Martin said.

To submit your entry, visit or reach out via for further details. Nominations close at 5 pm AEST on Wednesday, 5th June.


Article continues after this ad

Entry Period:                        Thursday, 2 May – Wednesday, 5 June

Finalists Announced:            Wednesday, 31 July 2024

Black-tie Gala Ceremony:     Friday, 13 September 2024


  1. Excellence in Customer Service
  2. Excellence in Tech
  3. Excellence in Tourism & Hospitality
  4. Excellence in Workplace Culture
  5. Excellence in Innovation
  6. Excellence in Sustainability
  7. Excellence in International Business
  8. Outstanding Employee
  9. Outstanding Young Business Leader
  10. Outstanding Business Leader
  11. Outstanding Community Organisation
  12. Outstanding New Business 
  13. Excellence in Micro Business
  14. Excellence in Small Business
  15. Excellence in Large Business
  16. 2024 Business of the Year (not open for entry)
Article continues after this ad