2023 State Finalists - Championing Health

Working towards healthier outcomes

Get to know the businesses that focused on innovative solutions and improving health outcomes for every Australian in 2023.
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Championing Health Finalists by state

Australian Capital Territory

National Nursing Agency

ACT Winner

National Healthcare Services and National Nursing Agency are nursing agencies based in Canberra, specialising in providing compassionate and experienced professional registered and enrolled nurses, and assistants in nursing. The agencies are family owned and operated for more than 22 years.

Wildly Strong

ACT Finalist

Founded by Jennifer Lee, Wildly Strong takes a different approach to women's health and fitness to educate women on the true foundations of health and wellbeing. Jennifer created the Wildly Strong Women's Health Academy, an online course offering teachings focused on mindset, nourishment, and movement.

New South Wales

Camp Quality

NSW Finalist

Camp Quality is a not-for-profit organisation that supports children and families facing cancer. Its programs and services are delivered in hospitals, at school, at home, and at Camp Quality’s Retreats and Camps. The services are completely free of charge, thanks to the incredible support of more than 1,000 volunteers across Australia.


NSW Finalist

Dreams2Live4 provides life-changing ‘dreams’ for adults living with advanced cancers. The dreams can be as simple as visiting a favourite beach one last time to making precious memories with family – helping create a much-needed distraction and giving a 'Dreamer' and their loved ones something positive to focus on.

JDRF Australia

NSW Winner

JDRF Australia is the leading non-Government funder of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) research in Australia, working towards a world without T1D. For 50 years, JDRF has been at the centre of every major T1D breakthrough and advancement, fundamentally changing the way people live with the condition.

SAVVY Beverages

NSW Finalist

Savvy Beverages makes healthy drinks for the brain using vitamins, nootropics and superfoods to promote better focus, energy and performance. Crafted by health professionals, the drinks are designed to be a healthy and better alternative to coffee, tea and energy drinks.


NSW Finalist

Suremploy delivers pre-employment assessment systems for businesses to include in their recruitment process.Its platform uses screening questionnaires and telehealth physical assessments to assist with a seamless recruitment process that helps organisations significantly mitigate risk in the workplace.

Vantari VR

NSW Finalist

Vantari helps clinicians, nurses and students practice lifesaving medical procedures in a safe and scalable virtual reality environment before performing them on real patients. Its mission is to eliminate medical error and improve patient outcomes.



QLD Winner

1300 MEDICS is one of the leading providers of medical services and risk management to public and private events across Australia. The team is a diverse group of clinical specialists, including qualified paramedics, nurses, and first responders. Their combined experience across thousands of events places them in a unique position to provide specialised service, while setting the standard in event medical care.


QLD Finalist

FNQH Cairns Skin Cancer Centre is a locally owned and run healthcare clinic, employing and empowering locals. FNQH prides themselves on prevention, detection and treatment of skin cancers. In six short years, FNQH has expanded to three premises, 13 doctors and services over 66,000 patients.

Pleasant State

QLD Finalist

Pleasant State is working towards a sparkling clean world that's free of toxic cleaning chemicals and single-use plastics. Most everyday cleaning products are packaged in single-use plastic filled with toxic chemicals so Pleasant State developed 'just-add-water' cleaning bars. When dissolved, the innovative product makes a multi-purpose cleaner, hand and dish soap.

LifeShape Health

QLD Finalist

For more than 20 years, LifeShape Clinic has been helping Australians achieve healthier, happier lives. They have refined a unique medical model for weight loss delivered by a multi-disciplinary team of dedicated health professionals. Their core focus is to support each client with the tools to successfully achieve and maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle long term.

Missy Massy

QLD Finalist

Missy Massy was founded by Susie Taaffe in 2016 to empower women in through fashion, helping them feel beautiful in the clothes they wear. Missy Massy's range of Petti-pants Underwear is designed to celebrate the body, and is helping to break the stigma that women are less than without body manipulation.

TalkHQ Speech Pathology

QLD Finalist

TalkHQ specialises in helping children succeed, by offering a speech pathology plan to close any communication gaps and assist them with talking, listening, reading and writing. The team is vibrant and energetic, passionate about helping children expand their ability to communicate with fun and innovative play based therapy and learning.

South Australia

Arkaba Medical Centre

SA Finalist

Arkaba Medical Centre offers services such as lactation consulting, hypnotherapy, iron infusions and chronic health assistance from skilled medical staff. Their vision is to be a family oriented and collaborative practice, providing high quality care under high ethical standards.

Continence Matters

SA Finalist

Established in 2002 by Dr Samantha Pillay, Continence Matters is a medical administration business. The business aims to provide the resources for a clinical team to bring care and treatment to men, women and children with disabling bladder conditions, and promote a wider acceptance and understanding of these conditions within the community.

Creative Therapy Adelaide

SA Finalist

Established in 2020, Creative Therapy Adelaide aims to transform the lives of people through meaningful creative arts therapies including music, dance, drama and art. The team utilises research-based therapeutic methods that seek to uncover a person's capabilities and grow their potential. They provide in-clinic services, mobile services and telehealth from their clinic in Torrensville, South Australia.


SA Finalist

Determined2 offers a unique therapy service for people recovering from, or living with injury or disability using SCUBA equipment in a controlled underwater environment. Founded by Peter Wilson, Determined2 enables people to discover the joy of freedom of movement and help them achieve things they never thought possible.

FBW Gynaecology Plus

SA Winner

Founded by Dr Fariba Willison in 2009, FBW Gynaecology Plus is for women, by women, and offers expert knowledge and treatment in women's health, fertility and wellness. They provide a complete vision for wellbeing with an approach that goes beyond treatment, extending into quality of life.

Human Psychology

SA Finalist

Formed in 2007, the team at Human Psychology is passionate about improving mental health and wellbeing, helping people think, feel and perform better at work and in their personal lives. The team of experienced psychologists provides wellbeing support and training to organisations and individuals, by combining a deep understanding of human behaviour, psychological research and innovative thinking.


Innova Dental

TAS Finalist

Innova Dental and Prospect Family Dental was set up by Dr Bing Lee and his wife Dr Fay Chan after they came across a gap in what the local Tasmanian dental practices were offering the community. Started in 2015, they brought with them years of experience with CADCAM chairside technology and were the first practice in Launceston to offer same day handcrafted crowns. The business is now the largest practice in Tasmania that provides safe and high-quality dental care.

Launceston Health Hub

TAS Winner

The Launceston Health Hub provides a wide variety of health services all on the one site with the vision to be Northern Tasmania's Leading Health Ecosystem. Inspired to provide high-quality, comprehensive and timely care to the community of Launceston, Dr Jerome Muir Wilson along with his wife Dr Jaclyn O'Keefe and business partner Dr Gaurav Singh, completed building the medical centre in 2014.

Sarah's Family Wellness Centre

TAS Finalist

Sarah's Family Wellness Centre is centred around its mission to help families lead healthier and happier lives, by providing a child-care service while parents indulge in their own self-care.The centre provides a family friendly space and customer experience that is tailored to the needs of the individual, with treatments ranging from pregnancy or infant massages to remedial massages for injury, with something for every member of the family.

The Bubble Launceston

TAS Finalist

The Bubble Launceston is a boutique specialist GP clinic providing sexual and reproductive women's health services, with a focus on pregnancy and postpartum. The Bubble Launceston was founded in 2021 by Dr Natasha Vavrek, with the aim of providing quality women's health care in a safe and nurturing environment in a way that will educate, enable and empower women.

Wildheart Hobart

TAS Finalist

Wildheart is a boutique health and wellness studio that specialises in helping people who are dealing with stress, anxiety, illness and trauma through their tailored health programs and one-on-one coaching and support. Founded in 2015 by Jane Crosswell, the company has led with a vision to transform lives and to educate and support people to find their own way to better health.


Dental Boutique

VIC Winner

For the last nine years, Dental Boutique has been crafting exquisite smiles that are intricate, naturally beautiful and unique. The evolution of Dental Boutique was inspired by Founder Dr May Chan's personal story, to help people overcome their fears to achieve the dental health and smile they deserve.

Keep it Cleaner

VIC Finalist

Keep it Cleaner is an Australian health and wellness app transforming how people view mindfulness, fitness and meals to feel their best, not look a certain way. Co-Founders Stephanie Smith and Laura Henshaw educate Australians on creating a balanced lifestyle that is focused on progress, not perfection.

Pathways to Care

VIC Finalist

Pathways to Care became an NDIS registered provider of Support Coordination and Plan Management services in 2017, and continues to provide high quality, independent service to people with a disability, helping them build their capacity and fulfil their life goals. All Pathways to Care's operations are built upon the values of inclusiveness, respect, responsiveness and continuous improvement.

PsychPhys (VIC) Operations

VIC Finalist

PsychPhys provides quick and holistic support programs to reduce risk and vulnerability, while helping individuals live a safe, happy and independent life. Through tailored Psychology, Exercise Physiology and Behaviour Support programs, PsychPhys promotes acceptance and raises public awareness into the level of risk within our society.


VIC Finalist

Sleep Corp is a company that creates a range of mattress and pillow protection products, with teams throughout Australia and New Zealand. The business is known for its flagship PROTECT-A-BED product that protects mattresses from spills and stains, and the sleeper from dust mites, mould and bacteria.

Western Australia

Building Friendships

WA Finalist

Building Friendships is a unique social and community program offering people living with disability the opportunity to get out into the community with a group of peers in a safe and inclusive environment. Its person-centred programs are structured to ensure inclusion within the community, development of life and social skills, while maintaining a fun and creative environment.

Happiness Co

WA Winner

Happiness Co was created by Julian Pace in 2017, as a legacy to his father, who took his own life on Julian's 21st birthday. Happiness Co is a social enterprise intending to tackle social problems, reduce suicide rates and improve the wellbeing of communities. The team runs tailored programs that deliver practical tools and strategies for finding happiness.

Masters Psychology

WA Finalist

Masters Psychology is a group of psychology and wellness clinics across Perth, offering clinical psychology, psychology services, and cognitive assessments. Coupled with the warm, open and non-judgmental environment, the team aims to reduce the suffering associated with mental illness, by creating better access, outcomes and tangible, meaningful change.

Next Practice Victoria Park

WA Finalist

Next Practice Victoria Park is a medical general practice that aims to do things differently. It aims to do this by completely recreating the patient experience, replacing receptionists with patient advocates, waiting rooms with a modern living room, and consultation rooms that encourage shared decision-making in the patient's health journey.

Occupational Therapy Services Group

WA Finalist

Occupational Therapy Services Group provides people with exceptional services for safe, active and independent living to help them achieve a fulfilling life. The experienced team of therapists conducts thorough assessments combined with a people-centred approach.

Perth Healthcare Centre

WA Finalist

Perth Healthcare Centre provides a complete, integrative and holistic approach to healthcare. It aims to bring together the best healthcare professionals in the region to provide patients with the latest treatment for the fastest and most effective health outcomes.

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