All Applications must be submitted through the National Awards Portal.

  1. Go to the Export Awards application page and select ACT.
  2. Create an account log-in using your company details
  3. Canberra Business Chamber will contact you with a guide to assist you with completing the submission
  4. Contact Canberra Business Chamber if you need to arrange a consultation
  5. Complete the online application, as per the criteria and instructions provided
  6. You can log-in and out of the system as many times as you like until you are ready to submit the application
  7. Please complete the application online by the application deadline – 5pm, 9 August 2019.

FAQs and common issues faced by applicants applying online

The portal timed out is my application still saved?
Yes, the application portal auto saves in the back ground every 5 minutes or so, if the portal has timed out (which will happen after about 3 hours of being opened and not touched) please close the window, open a new window and try logging back in.

I have submitted my application but I want to make changes.
Unfortunately applicants cannot change their applications once they are submitted. Please contact Dinko Colak at to advise.

I can’t login/the site does not accept my login details etc.
Triple check you are entering in your log in details correctly before contacting us to investigate further.

I did not receive an email with my username and password, confirmation of my submission.
Please check your junk email and then proceed to contact us if it still has not come through.

I made changes to my application but they are not showing.
Try clearing your cache (browsing history) and if that doesn’t work contact us.



Don’t know where to start? See the range of resources we have to assist applicants under the Resources tab.


The Export Council of Australia also runs support webinars. More deails will be avaiable soon. View the webinars here.

For more information and assistance 

For information on taking advantage of the free consultation service and the support webinars please contact:

Dinko Colak and Graham Catt at Canberra Business Chamber. Telephone 02 6247 4199 or email

Key dates

  • 1 May 2019
    National Export Awards Portal Opens 
  • 9 August 2019
    Applications Close
  • September 2019
    ACT Finalist Presentation Cocktail Event
  • 16 October 2019
    ACT Awards Presentation Lunch