About - why enter

Experience something truly unique

You have everything to gain. Whether you become a Finalist or win a Telstra Best of Business Award, you’ll access amazing opportunities for your business.

How your business can benefit

Credibility as a business

Winning a Telstra Best of Business Award marks your business as one of Australia’s best – credibility that may help your business achieve new levels of growth.

Recognition for making an impact

You’ll be recognised for making an impact in areas and industries vital to Australia’s future, along with a diverse group of our most impressive small and medium-sized businesses.

A business platform that's second to none

As the largest business awards in Australia, winners enjoy national exposure. Finalists will access a wealth of opportunities to grow their brand and profile.

Grow your business and expertise

From the self-assessment to judging, simply by entering you're unlocking new learning opportunities and experiences to help you achieve your future business goals.

Access to a valuable network

You’ll be introduced to some of Australia’s best business minds, and mix with other successful business owners. Finalists automatically join an impressive and inspirational network of alumni.

“It has been intense but if anything, it has enabled us to stop and reflect on our journey, what we have achieved, take the time to appreciate what we have gone through and reflect on the fact we have done some amazing stuff."

Susan Beardsley, Style Bundle

2023 Victorian Outstanding Growth Winner

Taking the first step

Nominate a business

Get involved in nominating a small and medium-sized business doing big things — including your own.

Explore awards categories

Learn about the awards categories and discover the inspiring people and businesses in each.

See how it works

Get acquainted with the awards program and process.

Think your business is ready to join our alumni?

Have a question?

Find answers to your frequently asked questions.

Contact us

Speak with our Awards Team and call 1800 AWARDS Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm (AEDT).