Telstra Best of Business Awards

Telstra Best of Business Awards

Celebrating the small and medium-sized businesses and people building Australia's economic, social and cultural prosperity.

Explore our Award categories

Categories capture the diversity and successes of all kinds of small and medium-businesses. Wherever you are and whatever your business does, there's a category for you, perhaps more than one. As long as you have less than 200 employees and meet the eligibility criteria, you can enter as many categories as you like.

Accelerating Women

For businesses actively challenging exclusion and inequality to create meaningful and lasting equity for women.

Building Communities

For businesses making a positive impact on culture and society so everyone can thrive as part of a supportive community.

Championing Health

For businesses focused on innovative solutions, improving health outcomes for every Australian.

Embracing Innovation

For businesses innovating with technology to develop solutions for challenges faced by modern Australia.

Indigenous Excellence

For Indigenous-led, owned and operated businesses succeeding through entrepreneurialism and inspiring our next generation.

Outstanding Growth

For businesses achieving significant growth and contributing to a more resilient Australian economy.

Promoting Sustainability

For businesses reducing their environmental impact by driving sustainable change within their industry for a healthier planet.

Our 2024 program dates

Click below for details on category information, selection criteria and eligibility.

Stage 3 entries 

17 July - 4 August 2023

If your Stage 2 entry is successful, you will be able to complete Stage 3. 

Q&A interviews

26 - 29 September 2023

If your Pitch pack entry is successful, you will progress to Q&A.

State finalist announcement 

9 October 2023

Entrants who are successful in Stage 3 will move on to compete at a State level. 

Nominate an exceptional business, even your own!

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Contact us

Speak with our Awards Team and call 1800 AWARDS Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm (AEST).