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National Award Deadlines in October 2023 in Australia!

Feeling daunted by the myriad of national award deadlines in Australia? Dive into this comprehensive guide curated especially for Aussie Entrepreneurs!

Mel Wrote It, your dedicated Awards Hype-Woman, breaks down the details of various awards open right now. From entry deadlines to costs and event specifics, get all the information in one place.

Discover the recognition your business truly deserves, and make 2023 a year to remember!

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Hi lovely,

Mel Wrote It here, and I know what's been on your mind lately. You're probably thinking, "I'd love to enter some awards and gain recognition, but there are just SO many dates to keep track of! How can I possibly remember when all these award entries are due?"

Well, worry no more! As your dedicated Awards Hype-Woman, I've got you covered.

Below, I've compiled a handy quick list of some popular awards currently open in Australia, complete with their entry deadlines, entry costs and event details so you can make an informed decision before entering.

As a business award copywriter based on Darkinjung Country/Central Coast, NSW (Australia), I specialize in supporting SME owners, start-up and charity founders, hard-working tradies on the tools, CEOs, and professionals like you.

Now you can seize these incredible opportunities without missing a beat. So, let's get to it!


National Business & Industry Awards Deadlines OCTOBER 2023






13 OCT

ifa Excellence Awards 2023 Hosted by Independent Financial Advisors (IFA)

Independent Financial Advisors & Financial Advice Services

Free to nominate. Free to enter.

SYDNEY: 6 DEC 2023, Four Seasons, Sydney. Black Tie dress code. Commencing at 6:30PM

​13 OCT

Real Estate Professionals and Real Estate Services

Free to nominate. Free to enter.

SYDNEY: 29 FEB 2024, The Star, Sydney. Black tie dress code. From 6:30PM.

27 OCT

Dental services and products, dentists and allied oral healthcare professionals


24 OCT

Australian Broking Industry Professionals and Brokerage Services.

Free to nominate. Free to enter.

SYDNEY: 15 FEB 2024, The Star. From 6:30PM


ADELAIDE: 22 FEB 2024, Adelaide Convention Centre. From 6:30PM.


PERTH: 29 FEB 2024, Hyatt Regency. From 6:30PM.


BRISBANE:7 MAR 2024, Sofitel. From 6:30PM.


MELBOURNE: 14 MAR 2024, The Crown, From 6:30PM.

31 OCT

Small Business

Free to nominate. Free to enter. Entrants must attend the awards or send someone to attend on their behalf.

SYDNEY: 8 DEC 2023.


All proceeds will go to charity.


Ticket prices will include a 3-course a la carte meal, drinks, and entertainment.


Individual - $220

Half Table of 5 - $1050 ($210 each)

Full Table of 10 - $2000 ($200 each)

DISCLAIMER: The above tables are a guide only. Please remember that the award program dates and any information listed above are subject to change. I recommend checking the associated awards program websites to stay updated on potential deadline extensions, venue changes, pricing, or program timelines.


Don't Miss Out on the Recognition You Deserve!

Entering business awards is an excellent way to display your hard work and achievements, gaining the recognition your business truly deserves. So why not take a shot at it?

Entering business awards is an excellent way to display your hard work and achievements, gaining the recognition your business truly deserves.

Feeling overwhelmed by the idea of preparing award submissions? I'm here to lend a helping hand!

Whether finding the right awards or crafting and managing your entries with utmost care and attention to detail, I'm here to do the heavy lifting for you!

Together, we'll unlock your business's potential and make the rest of 2023 unforgettable!

Mel xx


As a multi-award-winning B2B Awards Copywriter in Australia and a neurodivergent business owner, I've created this info hub (aka blog) for greater accessibility and inclusivity in the business awards space. If there's anything else you'd like me to cover, include or revise, feel free to let me know at or visit


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