12 / March / 2018

Nominations now open for 2018 Telstra Business Awards


Posted 12 March 2018

Make this year the year your business shines, with nominations now open for the 2018 Telstra Business Awards.

This marks the 26th year for the Awards program, which recognises the achievements of small and medium-sized businesses.

Nominating is easy, and anyone can submit one, whether it’s your own business or someone else’s.

Once nominated, a business needs to submit a completed online entry form to officially be in the running for a 2018 Telstra Business Award.


Each state event will award a State Category Winner across the four categories, as well as an overall State Winner. The individual State Category Winners will convene at the National Final where the National Category Winners will be announced.

In addition to the Telstra Australian Business of the Year Award, categories include:

  • Emerging and Energised (newcomers, less than 3 years in operation)
  • Small and Succeeding (for businesses punching above their weight)
  • Medium and Making Waves (businesses with annual turnover of over $3m and under 200 employees)
  • Social Change Maker (open to not-for-profit, social enterprise and profit-for-purpose organisations) 

Not sure where to start? Head to the official Awards website. Nominations close Wednesday, 28 March.

Business Benchmark Report

As part of the judging process for the 2018 Telstra Business Awards, all nominees receive a personalised Business Benchmark Report.

With insights from some of Australia’s most highly-regarded business thinkers, this powerful tool covers diverse categories from strategy and vision to customers and marketing, people and culture, social responsibility, operations and finances.