Awards 2023

Wednesday  26 April Awards launched and entries open

6 June


Awards entries close @11.59pm
Thursday 6 July  Awards tickets on sale
Friday 7 July Finalists announced and interviews begin
Thursday 28 July Finalists interviews concludes
Wednesday 26 July Awards Finalists’ and Sponsors Evening
Thursday 3 August 5pm Ticket Sales Close
Friday 18 August Awards Gala night

Awards Gala

Friday 18th August from 6pm

Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre

Dress code
Black tie - Red Carpet Glam

The Shoalhaven Business Awards is the region’s most anticipated annual business event.

Just by entering the Awards you are giving yourself the opportunity to review your business operations, reconnect with your vision and strategy, and measure performance against objectives. Many entrants see the Awards as a time for forced self-assessment, which helps keep them accountable to their goals.

You are also giving yourself the opportunity to represent the Shoalhaven in the Illawarra Business Awards, and as we have seen in the past, the State Awards (if you enter an aligned category).


Entries have now closed for the Shoalhaven Business Awards 2023!

We have 14 awards this year which you can directly enter.

There will also be 3 bonus awards this year.

1. Excellence in Inclusion – all finalists in allcategories will be asked to answer one question online. Finalists in the inclusion category will be interviewed.

2. Southern Shoalhaven Superstar. This is for all Southern Shoalhaven businesses and if you are a finalist in any category and you are from the Southern Shoalhaven (Milton Ulladulla LGA), the judges will decide on a Southern Shoalhaven Superstar.

And all winners are also in the running for the coveted Business of the Year award. 

Aligned Categories

The winners of these categories will go on to represent the Shoalhaven and compete in the Illawarra Business Awards.

  1. Outstanding Employee
  2. Outstanding Young Business Leader
  3. Outstanding Business Leader
  4. Employer of Choice
  5. Excellence in Innovation
  6. Outstanding Sustainability
  7. Outstanding Community Organisation
  8. Outstanding Start Up
  9. Excellence in Micro Business (Less than 5 employees)
  10. Excellence in Small Business (5 – 20 employees)
  11. Excellence in Large Business (21 or more employees)
  12. Excellence in International Business


13. Excellence in Tourism & Hospitality

14. Excellence in Retail and Personal Services

Bonus Awards:

Southern Shoalhaven Superstar

Excellence in Inclusion

Business of the Year

Awards Enquiries

For all Awards related enquiries, including sponsorship, general entry questions, ticket sales etc, please contact

Amber Morrisey

p. 0407 289 584


Portal support & technical enquiries

Business NSW Member Support Centre or phone: 9466 4620


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Members of the Shoalhaven Business Chamber get access to a large number of benefits.