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2022 Shoalhaven Business Awards

Fri 20 May 2022

The Shoalhaven Business Awards is the region’s most anticipated annual business event, and this year it is even more so after everything that businesses have faced over the past 12 months.

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).

  • Click here to download the awards handbook which gives you all the information you need including all the category questions.
  • To enter the awards you can access the ONLINE PORTAL
The online portal allows you to save your entry details as you go so you have almost 6 weeks to perfect your entry. And you can enter more than one category!

The Chamber has 15 awards this year which you can directly enter. There will also be a bonus award which is for “Inclusion”. This will be eligible for finalists in a company category. The question will be asked at the interview stage and is not-compulsory. And there is also our hotly contested Business of the Year award which is awarded by our judges from the finalists.


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

    For general Awards enquiries
    Amber Morrisey – Awards Manager
    0407 289 584

    For all portal support and technical enquiries
    Business NSW Member Support Centre  or phone: 9466 4620



    18 May

    Awards launched and entries open


    15 June

    Awards entries close @ 5.00pm


    1 July

    Ticket Sales open


    8 July

    Finalists announced and interviews begin


    28 July

    Finalists interviews concludes


    28 July (TBC)

    Awards Finalists’ and Sponsors Evening


    12 August

    Ticket Sales Close


    26 August

    Awards Gala night