Why enter

Entering is a unique experience.

Your business has everything to gain by entering. Whether you progress to finalist, or go on to win a Telstra Best of Business Award, you’ll access an array of invaluable experiences and opportunities to add to your arsenal of business expertise.

How your business can benefit.

Credibility as a business

Winning a Telstra Best of Business Award marks your business as one of Australia’s best – credibility that may help your business achieve new levels of growth.

Recognition for making an impact

You’ll be recognised for making an impact on areas and industries vital to Australia’s future, alongside a diverse group of the country's most impressive small to medium-sized businesses.

A business platform second to none

As the largest business awards in Australia, winners enjoy the glow of national exposure. Finalists get access to a wealth of opportunities to grow their brand and profile.

Grow your business and expertise

From the self-assessment to judging, just entering unlocks new learning opportunities and experiences to help you achieve your future business goals.

Access to a valuable network

You’ll be introduced to some of Australia’s best business minds, and mix with other like-minded, successful business owners. Finalists automatically join an impressive and inspirational network of Alumni.

“Winning this prestigious award is incredible recognition of who we are and what we stand for as a small business"

Nina Nguyen, PAKKO

2022 Telstra Best of Business Awards

Progressing Australia Award National Winner

Why not take the first step?


Get involved in nominating a small to medium-sized business doing big things - including your own.


Learn about the Awards categories and discover the inspiring people and businesses in each.

See how it works

Get acquainted with the Awards program and process.

Nominate an exceptional business - even your own!