Illawarra Business Awards

The Illawarra Business Awards celebrate the achievements of businesses and business leaders across the Illawarra, Shoalhaven and the Southern Highlands.

Held annually for over 25 years, the Illawarra Business Awards present an unparalleled opportunity to celebrate the combined successes of organisations and individuals across our our vibrant and diverse business community. Entries for the 2023 awards program will open in June. 


A highlight of the Illawarra business calendar, the awards program is well known for celebrating the success of our region's most inspiring organisations and individuals. The simple online entry process allows you to:

  • Review your business plan and reconnect with your goals and objectives.
  • Measure your success against judging criteria.
  • Connect with your workforce and encourage them to celebrate their achievements.
  • Benchmark your business against others in your industry.
  • Build a reputation for excellence within the business community.

Being a part of the Illawarra Business Awards program is a wonderful and satisfying way to support local businesses and by extension our community, by recognising their contribution to our region.

Peter Ernst - Head of Regional Ports, Port Authority of New South Wales
2021 Business of the Year & Winner of Excellence in Business

Our black-tie gala ceremony is the region's most prestigious business event of the year and brings the entire business community together for a night of celebration at the WIN Entertainment Centre.

Past winners highly recommend the entry process to any business wanting to benchmark themselves against the best in the region and recognise their achievements over the past 12 months. 

Become A Member

Entry into the Illawarra Business Awards is open exclusively to members. To learn more about the benefits of membership and to consider the advantages it will give your business, please visit our member pages.