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At the Chamber we believe our businesses deserve recognition for the work they do to contribute to our economy and community.

The Awards are an opportunity to recognise these businesses and to share their success with others. We are proud to be able to showcase what our local leaders are doing. We are delighted to invite honorary guests and others to see how proud we are.

Businesses can not only apply to our Great Southern Business Awards this year to launch their recognition – they will be able to easily go on to apply for similar awards in the State, Nation and Internationally. We have put much work into helping this to happen easily by streamlining some of the application criteria with other awards wherever we can – to make it easy for people who are busy working on their business.

Do you know someone that deserves to be recognised?

Are you looking for ways to showcase your business, staff, activities and innovation?

Here’s your chance!


We are excited to bring some new categories to this year’s Great Southern Business Awards. Check out the Award categories and eligibility criteria below.

Businesses are eligible to apply if they are an Albany or Great Southern based registered business and can demonstrate a substantial degree of financial and managerial autonomy, reasonable freedom from external policy direction in relation to products or operations under review, and undertake product or service development and/or manufacturing in Albany and/or the Great Southern region. (Franchise businesses are exempt from these conditions when nominating for the Best Franchise award).



Submissions & Nominations Open
15 July 2019    

Closing date for all Applications
9 September 2019

Judging of awards completed
27 September 2019

2019 ACCI Great Southern Business Awards Gala Presentation Dinner
12 October 2019


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The ACCI wants to make the application process as easy and beneficial as possible for businesses in the Great Southern.



Gaining maximum exposure from your awards application - with Steve Birkbeck

Meet with Steve Birkbeck, CEO and Chair of Atlas Pearls and Perfumes at this free, 2hr presentation to see how he used the ACCI Business Awards to pave his way into making perfume for Tina Arena and meeting with Mylie Cyrus about his work with Indigenous Western Australians creating unique oils.

DATE: Wednesday 24 July
TIME: 5:30-7:30pm
VENUE: ACCI Conference Room, 76 Collie St


How to write a polished submission

Take in a workshop facilitated by the team from the Albany Business Centre to polish your application.

DATE: Tuesday 6 August
TIME: 3pm-5pm
VENUE: ACCI Conference Room, 76 Collie St


Story Marketing Workshop - One of the forgotten secrets to success!

Business Great Southern and the ACCI want to support businesses during the awards application process, that's why we have created this event.

Join us and learn how sharing your story can build your business and brand. Explore different platforms and avenues of business story telling with a focus on the 2019 ACCI Great Southern Business Awards.

*You don't have to be applying to come along, even if you are considering it you are welcome to attend.

DATE: Thursday 29 August
TIME: 9am-11am
VENUE: ACCI Conference Room, 76 Collie St



See our list of mentors below who are available help you with the application. Once you have completed the first draft of your application, chose a mentor from our list below and they can help review, critique and give feedback before you submit it.


Q: Can I apply if I’m not a member?

A: Yes, any business in the Great Southern can apply.

Q: Can the mentor help me write my application?

A: The mentors are here to help you. They will give feedback on your application once you have completed it.

Q: Where do I send my application?

A: Please email it to events@albanycci.com.au

Q: When is the application due?

A: All applications are due 9th September 2019

Q: Can I give supporting documentation?

A: This year we have made it simple, please complete the application form and send that only. If the judges require extra information they will request it.

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Interested in sponsoring? CONTACT US! events@albanycci.com.au