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.
Winyama is an Indigenous owned and operated business specialising in Geographic Information Systems and Cloud solutions. The business works with commercial, public sector and First Nations organisations to create digital solutions that optimises the management of the Indigenous land estate in Australia.
Evolve FM delivers integrated facility management services for both public and private sector businesses. With Indigenous heritage founders, the business is one of the only Indigenous majority-owned full service facilities management companies in Australia.
Print Junction is a print supplier that provides digital, offset and wide format print solutions, along with creative design and artwork services. Founded in 1996, the business has an experienced graphic design and pre-press team, with fully equipped offset and digital printing, in-house binding and finishing.
Hillery Group is an Indigenous family-owned business founded in 1976. Today, the business is led by next generation, Luke and Liam Hillery. They operate five quarries and provide quarry products, landscaping supplies and plant hire.
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.
All year round.
Nominations close 5 May 2023. If you miss this date, you can still nominate in advance for next year’s program.
27 March – 17 May 2023
The initial stage is a multiple choice assessment of your business and how successful it is. Your total score will determine whether you progress to Stage 2. You will be advised of the outcome of your entry by email.
23 May – 13 June 2023
For this stage, the goal is to gain a deeper understanding of your business and give you an opportunity to expand on your answers from Stage 1.
Nominate an exceptional business moving Australia forward – even your own.