Awards Gala 2022 Information

Wednesday  18 May Awards launched and entries open
Tuesday 21 June Awards entries close @11.59pm
Friday 1 July  Awards tickets on sale
Friday 8 July Finalists announced and interviews begin
Thursday 28 July Finalists interviews concludes
Thursday 28 July Awards Finalists’ and Sponsors Evening
Friday 12 August Ticket Sales Close
Friday 26 August Awards Gala night

Awards Gala

Friday 26th August from 5.30pm

Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre

Dress code
Black tie

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).


To enter the awards you can access the online portal via this link:

We have 15 awards this year which you can directly enter.

There will also be a bonus award which is for “Inclusion”. All finalists in all categories will be asked to answer one question online. Finalists in the inclusion category will be interviewed.

All finalists 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. Excellence in 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)


  1. Excellence in Export
  2. Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality
  3. Excellence in Retail and Personal Services
  4. The Resilience Award

Bonus Awards:

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


Become a Member

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