Application FAQs

All the information you supply will be treated as commercial-in-confidence.

The Queensland awards (and the national awards if you are a category winner) will use your information only for the purpose of judging the awards. 

Metropolitan areas can be classified via the Health Workforce locator. The tool can be helpful when trying to clarify a regional vs metro applicant in your state or territory.  
The Health Workforce Locator divides Australia into 3 zones and 7 classes: 

  • metropolitan zone (RRMA 1 and 2)
  • rural zone (RRMA 3 to 5)
  • remote zone (RRMA 6 and 7).

This is not mandatory but merely an indicator, final decision is to the discretion of the state or territory managers. 

Your application can only be submitted in the state or territory program where your organisation’s head office is located or where the majority of operations are established.

Before applying, check the eligibility criteria. If you’re still not sure whether you’re eligible, contact us for clarification.

Yes – but you can only win in one category. Also, please note that our judges reserve the right to determine which category is most appropriate for your business, although they will normally adopt your stated preference. 
Also note that it’s easy to enter more than one category – so you won’t find yourself repeating yourself. Multiple applications will only need to change the category specific section, found in Section 3 of the application questions. 

Yes – if you have any specific questions regarding your application or would like some help, contact TIQ. For images, please upload images that represent your business product/service. These images may be used in promotional material for the Awards including programs, presentations and social media activity.

Each Australian state and territory run’s an export awards program. Entering at the state or territory level is your only path to the Australian Export Awards. There are 13 national categories, winners of the national category from each state and territory automatically progress to the Australian Export Awards as national finalists.

Yes, you can. But please be aware that if you paste more text than the allotted word limit, your answers will be cut off at the appropriate limit when saved. 

No, each written question has a specific word limit. If you exceed that word limit, the system will automatically stop you from typing, leaving your answer incomplete. 

Financial information is mandatory, and all information – including the financials contained in your application – will be treated as strictly commercial-in-confidence and used only for judging. Every awards judge signs a confidentiality agreement before undertaking judging at both the state/territory and national awards levels. 

All fields of the application are compulsory. If a question does not apply to your product or service, it’s best to explain why it doesn’t apply than leave it blank.

No, all applications must be submitted online. If you’re having difficulty with the online system or need help submitting your application, please contact us.

You’ll receive an automated email confirming that your application was submitted. If you don’t receive an email, please check your junk mail folder in case your email server has not sent the email to your inbox. If you do not receiver the email, please contact us.

The online application portal is hosted by Austrade, but state and territory teams can assist with concerns. Please contact us.

Queensland finalists will be announced prior to the Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards Dinner in September. National winners will be announced at the Australian Export Awards Dinner in late November. 

You can edit your application until the closing date, even after you’ve submitted it. All you need to do is log back in and re-open your application. 

During the application process you will be requested to submit foreign revenue/export sales from each of your key export markets (up to 9 countries) over the past three (3) financial years.

If you export into one country but your product is distributed to another country, you should just enter the country you export directly to. 

  • The judges are looking for evidence of a sound capital base (substantial net profit) and sufficient capital (cash and resources) to support export/ international activity.  
  • Whilst estimates can be used for the 22/23 financial year, we encourage you  to enter actual figures where available. If actual figures become available before the closing date, you can update your figures accordingly. 
  • Make sure to explain any losses or significant decreases in profits – the judges do not know your business and cannot assume what has caused unusual financial results.  
  • If you succeed as a national finalist the de-identified applications are assessed by Austrade financial team for confidentiality purposes.

At any time, following submission of an entry in the Awards, but prior to the presentation ceremony, should the business become insolvent, or their business is placed under administration, the applicant is no longer eligible to receive an award.  

The next national finalist will not be elevated to the status of national finalist.  
If, following the presentation ceremony, the business returns to solvency, then the award cannot be reclaimed.

Applicant Handbook

Download the Applicant Handbook to receive information, tips and hints on how to prepare your application.