Premier’s NSW Export Awards

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2023 Premier’s NSW Export Awards!

The prestigious Premier’s NSW Export Awards program celebrates the success and resilience of NSW exporters and their achievements in the international market, showcasing businesses from every region across the state.

For the 2023 NSW Premier’s Export Awards our theme is focussing on the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Australia – an important milestone to acknowledge and a great way to promote the many opportunities for Australian and Vietnamese businesses. We will also celebrate the strategic partnership between NSW and Ho Chi Minh City province in Vietnam to boost trade and investment and deepen ties between the two states.

The NSW winners of the 13 national categories in this program will be put forward to the Australian Export Awards for consideration in the National Awards Program – National winners to be announced in November.

Key Dates 2023

  • 2 May – Applications open
  • 3 May – Launch Event at L’Aqua Darling Harbour
  • 18 May – Export Awards application workshop
  • 22 May – NSW Export Awards information session (view application tips here)
  • 14 June – Applications close
  • June (ongoing) – Judging period
  • 7 September – Finalist announcements
  • 23 October – 2023 Premier’s NSW Export Awards Gala Ceremony at ICC Sydney
  • 30 November – Australian Export Awards in Canberra

Award categories

National categories

Winners of the below categories progress to the national-level Australian Export Awards.

Advanced Technologies

For outstanding international success in the field of information technology, digital technologies, software, hardware or digital services.

This includes solutions utilising cloud-based platforms, artificial intelligence, machine learning, Internet of Things, augmented reality, virtual reality, data collaboration and management tools, fintech, cyber security and/or blockchain with civilian, defence, space and/or other industry applications.

Agribusiness, Food and Beverages

For outstanding international success in the field of agricultural products, services or technology including farm production, manufactured foods and beverages, forestry, fisheries.

Creative Industries

For outstanding international success in any creative industry.

This includes music, visual and performing arts, design, film and television, digital media and content, animation, software and games, festival and event management and writing and publishing.


For outstanding international success in selling goods or services to customers overseas via e-Commerce, including cross-border e- Commerce and online sales.

This includes sales to business (B2B), consumer (B2C) and/or government (B2G) customers, via own website, online marketplaces and other e-Commerce channels.

Emerging Exporter

For outstanding export achievement in any industry sector by a business which has been exporting for three years or less.

This includes existing and new businesses.

International Education and Training

For outstanding international success or learner/student experience in the field of education and training.

This includes education and training services, expertise and curriculum.

International Health

For outstanding international success in health and wellbeing.

This includes biotechnology, medical technology, digital health, medical and health fields, e-health, digital health, aged care services, complementary healthcare and pharmaceuticals.

Manufacturing and Advanced Materials

For outstanding international success in manufacturing, engineering and/or advanced materials development.

This includes production of industrial and consumer products and manufacturing technologies.

Professional Services

For outstanding international success in the professional services.

This includes legal, accounting, administration and support services, business management and consultancy, marketing services, franchising and licensing, engineering, financial and insurance, market research, translation services, tourism and the arts.

Regional Exporter

For outstanding international success by a business whose head office and/or majority of operations are based in a non-metropolitan location.

Resources and Energy

For outstanding international success in the production, processing, value adding, or provision of equipment, services or solutions related to the extractive resources and/or energy sectors.

Small Business

For outstanding international success by any business with total annual sales not exceeding $10 million.

Sustainability and Green Economy

For outstanding international success in environmental solutions, clean energy innovation, materials and energy efficiency, renewable energy, waste and water management, green buildings, smart cities and R&D collaboration or businesses committed to sustainable business practices.

NSW State categories

These are NSW State categories. Winners of these categories win at the NSW State-level only and do not progress to the National Awards.

NSW Development Impact Award

For companies creating an outstanding positive impact on communities in developing countries through the export of goods and/or services or through their operations. Improved development outcomes include (but are not limited to); increased economic growth and prosperity, improved health outcomes, improved conditions for the most vulnerable, improved education, or improved gender equality.

NSW Women in International Business Award

For outstanding achievement in international business by a woman, or group of women, either through developing or leading an international enterprise, or contribution as a senior leader in an enterprise.

Western Sydney Exporter Award

For outstanding export achievement in any Industry sector, by an enterprise located in the Greater Western Sydney area.

NSW Exporter to Southeast Asia Award

For outstanding export achievement in Southeast Asia by any industry sector.

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