Embracing, learning from and celebrating our First Australians can make us stronger and more united as a country. This category is for Indigenous-led, owned and operated small and medium-sized businesses succeeding through entrepreneurialism, innovation and inspiring the next generation of all Australians.
If you’re achieving one or more of the following Category examples, consider nominating and entering your business for this Award.
For businesses who have set clear and actionable goals to be a role model for change.
For businesses finding new ways to operate and set an inspiring example for others.
For businesses embracing bold and innovative ideas to build on or maintain success.
For businesses experiencing significant year-on-year growth that are successful across the board.
For businesses on track to achieve ambitious goals set out in a business plan.
Killara (formerly GJK Indigenous Solutions) is an Aboriginal owned and operated Cleaning Company. Killara is Supply Nation certified and was created to create real pathways for Indigenous Australian to gain access to sustainable employment.
Curijo is a management consultancy specialising in Aboriginal affairs as well as mainstream services in Canberra. Through consultancy, strategic insights, and capability, Curijo's vision is to make a difference for its clients, staff, and all Indigenous Australians.
Established in 1992, Ikuntji Artists Aboriginal Corporation was the first art centre established by women in the Western Desert Art Movement. Today Ikuntji Artists Aboriginal Corporation are represented in galleries and institutions in Australia and around the world.
Kardan Construction is a Supply Nation Certified Aboriginal building company which operates on the philosophy that community infrastructure should have community outcomes, building infrastructure for a stronger and more resilient society.
To enter, the following set of eligibility criteria that must be met. Each category also has specific criteria requirements too. If you have any questions about these conditions or eligibility please contact us.
Nominations for the 2023 program have now closed, but don't worry - we accept nominations all year round, so you can always nominate for the next program.
13 July - 3 August
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6 September – 26 September
If your Stage 2 entry is successful, you will be able to participate in Stage 3. Click below for details on category information, selection criteria and eligibility.