Applications for the 2018 ACT Chief Minister’s Export Awards are strongly encouraged from firms and organisations that meet the following criteria:


  • Produce goods or services that have Australian content
  • Earn foreign exchange;
  • If part of a larger organisation, operate as a separate business;
  • Organisations must apply in the State/Territory where their head office/most operations are established and may only apply in one State/Territory Export Awards program;
  • Organisations can enter in more than one category, but only win in one category;
  • Organisations with three years or less of export sales are eligible to enter the Emerging Exporter Award;
  • Applicants for this Award may also be considered for their industry category award;
  • Government agencies are not eligible for National Awards however may apply for the ACT only award. Businesses that receive funding from the Government are eligible to apply;
  • A sponsor of the State, Territory and Australian Export Awards cannot lodge an application for any Export Award categories, unless written permission has been granted by the Export Awards secretariat in the respective state/territory;
  • Applications containing inadequate financial details will not be accepted;
  • Entry is through the State and Territory Export Awards programs, there will be no separate applications for the national Australian Export Awards.
  • Winners of the State and Territory Export Awards programs automatically progress to become Finalists in the national Australian Export Awards.