Stage 3 is closed! Thank you and good luck to all our entrants.

How it works

The Application Process.

If your small to medium-sized business is eligible, you can be nominated - or nominate yourself to enter the Telstra Best of Business Awards. Once nominated, the next step is to set up a profile and enter, often a valuable learning experience in itself. Plus, an opportunity that could see your business recognised as one shaping Australia's future.

The fundamentals.

The Telstra Best of Business Awards are comprised of 3 Stages, designed to assess your relevant real world business expertise against category criteria. Your businesses will be assessed at each Stage in order to progress to the next.

To enter

To begin, set up your Award Hub profile and complete Stage 1 by Monday 26 July, 5pm (AEST).

Three Stages

There are three, 100% online Stages to complete before finalists are announced.

Progressing Australia

To enter the national-level Progressing Australia Award, you’re required to enter a core category first.

Support all the way

If you experience any difficulty or have any questions, feel free to contact our team on 1800 AWARDS.

State and National Awards

If you win at state level, you’ll go on to compete at national level, where Progressing Australia is also decided.


Have a question?


Try our FAQs or speak with our Awards Team

Call 1800 AWARDS Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm (AEST).

Nominations for this year's program are closed. Nominate for next year.