Stage 3 is closed! Thank you and good luck to all our entrants.
The Telstra Best of Business Awards offer seven core categories and our national-level category, Progressing Australia. Each category reflects a theme essential to advancing Australia. If you're a small and medium-sized business whose diverse expertise is helping shape Australia in different ways, you can enter across multiple categories.
A strong and skilled workforce across Australia benefits us all. And so, Local Leadership has been identified by business experts and the Australian public as the main issue facing small and medium-sized businesses for this year. Local Leadership recognises and celebrates businesses tackling major local challenges by embracing and building skills of the future, to sustainably drive growth and unity within Australian communities.
Whatever your business does and wherever you are in Australia, there's a category for you - perhaps more than one. As long as you have less than 200 employees and meet eligibility and specific criteria, you can enter as many core categories as you like. To enter Progressing Australia, you must also enter a core category.
Each year, the committee will base the category on the most important issues affecting Australia and set the theme for the Award accordingly.
For businesses actively challenging exclusion and inequality to create meaningful and lasting equity for women.
For businesses focussed on innovative solutions, improving health outcomes for every Australian.
For businesses working to make a positive impact on culture and society so people from all walks of life can thrive as part of a supportive community.
For Indigenous-led, owned and operated businesses succeeding through entrepreneurialism, innovation and inspiring the next generation of all Australians.
For businesses innovating with technology to develop solutions for challenges faced by modern Australia.
For businesses reducing their environmental impact by driving sustainable change within their industry for a cleaner and healthier planet.
For businesses achieving significant growth and contributing to building a more resilient Australian economy.