2024 AUSTRALIAN ACHIEVER AWARDS

2024 AWARDS

SCHEDULE

WHEN DO ENTRIES FOR YOUR CATEGORY CLOSE?

Please take a look at the schedule below to see when the cut-off date for your industry falls in 2024.  Applicants may enter the awards at any time from the start of the year, however, a formal invitation to enter will be sent to past entrants around five weeks before the entry closure date.

Over our 25 years we have expanded and adjusted our business categories to be as comprehensive as possible.  If you don’t see your business category here, as long as you have a service-based business, you can still enter – just choose our Specialised Services & Supplies category.

Check the Entry Eligibility to make sure your business is eligible.  The entry fee is $298 + GST.

2024 AUSTRALIAN ACHIEVER AWARDS SCHEDULE

CATEGORY* ENTRIES
CLOSE
RESULTS
ANNOUNCED
CATEGORY
STATUS
Transport, Delivery & Relocation Services & Supplies 16-Feb-24 4-Apr-24 Closed
Architect Services, Building Design, Building Construction & Interior Design Services 23-Feb-24 17-Apr-24 Open
Cleaning & Maintenance Services & Supplies 23-Feb-24 17-Apr-24 Open
Information & Communications Technology Services 8-Mar-24 8-May-24 Open
Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations Services 8-Mar-24 8-May-24 Open
Consultancy, Training & Employment Services 8-Mar-24 8-May-24 Open
Finance & Insurance Services 8-Mar-24 8-May-24 Open
Security Industry Services & Supplies  ^^ 15-Mar-24 22-May-24 Open
Building Services & Supplies 12-Apr-24 29-May-24 Open
Landscape, Nursery & Garden Services & Supplies 12-Apr-24 29-May-24 Open
Care, Disability & Retirement Services 26-Apr-24 12-Jun-24 Open
Childcare Services & Supplies 26-Apr-24 12-Jun-24 Open
Building Repair, Restoration & Carpentry Services 3-May-24 19-Jun-24 Open
Real Estate Services 24-May-24 31-Jul-24 Open
Restaurants 31-May-24 24-Jul-24 Open
Travel, Tourism & Accommodation Services 31-May-24 24-Jul-24 Open
Beauty Services & Supplies 21-Jun-24 7-Aug-24 Open
Hairdressing Services 21-Jun-24 7-Aug-24 Open
Health, Fitness & Wellbeing Services 12-Jul-24 28-Aug-24 Open
Dental Health Services 12-Jul-24 28-Aug-24 Open
Animal & Pet Services & Supplies 26-Jul-24 11-Sep-24 Open
Automotive Industry Services 26-Jul-24 11-Sep-24 Open
Bridal & Wedding Services & Supplies 2-Aug-24 18-Sep-24 Open
Function, Conference, Event & Exhibition Services 2-Aug-24 18-Sep-24 Open
Specialised Services & Supplies *** 23-Aug-24 2-Oct-24 ** Open

HOW TO ENTER... IN A NUTSHELL

1 CREATE YOUR
BUSINESS PROFILE

2 SELECT YOUR CATEGORY
& NOMINATE YOUR
REFEREES

3 PAY YOUR ENTRY
FEE & SUBMIT

There is a flat fee of $ 298 + GST to enter which covers our administration costs

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

*CATEGORY CONDITIONS
A category must have a minimum of three entrants for it to run.
If there are fewer than three entrants in a category, entries are still administered and judging undertaken. You still receive your results notification and achieve a Highly Recommended status (if you achieve over 80%), or a State Winner status (if you achieve over 98%). Your results will then also be entered into our Australian Specialised Services & Supplies category. A National Winner will be awarded from this category at the end of the year.

View the full entry TERMS AND CONDITIONS for more details.

Please check your ENTRY ELIGIBILITY before entering.

NOTE your business MUST deal directly with customers and be a SERVICE-based business to enter.

CORPORATE PACKAGE FOR MULTIPLE SITES
Businesses with multiple sites (locations/offices/stores) can enter, however, if the sites are staffed by different employees, each must enter separately by location. Corporate packages are available for businesses with 5 or more sites.  Corporate packages include discounted entry fee, a Head Office report detailing insights across the group, and a Group Certification award if eligible.  Contact us for more details.

ENTRY OPEN
Applicants may enter the awards at any time from the start of the year, however, a formal invitation to enter will be sent to past entrants around five weeks before the entry closure date.

CONTACTING REFERENCES
Judging will commence and customer references will be contacted in the two to three weeks following entry submission, unless otherwise stated.

** Results for this category are announced within 6 to 8 weeks of entry. The National Winner is announced 2-Oct-24.

*** This category includes:
Baking, Pastry & Pasta Services & Supplies, Education Industry Services, Entertainment, TV, Film, Audio & Video Services & Supplies, Fashion & Clothing Services & Supplies, Flower, Gift & Craft Services & Supplies, Funeral Services & Supplies, Home Organisation Services, Legal Services, Meat & Poultry Services & Supplies, Office Services & Supplies, Medical Services & Supplies, Photographic Services, Storage Services, Sign Industry Services & Supplies, Retail Wholesale Supplies, Other.

^^ SUB-CATEGORIES
The Security Industry category contains sub-categories. You can choose to be assessed across one or multiple sub-categories. The administration cost for the first sub-category is $298 + GST, and each additional sub-category costs an extra $79 + GST. There can be Winners per each sub-category, however there is generally ONE National Winner for the overall category, unless advised otherwise.