Awards Gala 2021 Information


28 May 2021

Awards launched and entries open


7 July 2021

Awards entries close @5.00pm


16 July 2021

Awards tickets on sale


16 July 2021

Finalists announced and interviews begin


29 July 2021

Finalists interviews concludes


29 July 2021 (TBC)

Awards Finalists’ and Sponsors Evening


9 August 2021

Ticket Sales Close


20 August

Awards Gala night

Awards Gala 2021

Date & Time
Wednesday 1st December 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 17 awards this year, 16 of 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.

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. Excellence in Innovation
  5. Excellence in Sustainability
  6. Outstanding Community Organisation
  7. Outstanding Start Up
  8. Excellence in Micro Business (Less than 5 employees)
  9. Excellence in Small Business (5 – 20 employees)
  10. Excellence in Business (21 or more employees)


  1. Excellence in Workplace Safety
  2. Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality
  3. Excellence in Professional and Commercial
  4. Excellence in Retail and Personal Services
  5. Outstanding Young Employee
  6. 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.