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The Bega Valley Business Awards are run by the Bega Valley Business Forum, which represents 5 chambers of Commerce across the Bega Valley.

In 2023 the forum held the inaugural Bega Valley Business Award and it was the first time there had been a business award program covering the entire Bega Valley. The event was a huge success with over 300 people attending the Black Tie event. There were over 900 nominations from the public for more than 600 businesses. Voting for the finalists was open to the public and they received over 1100 votes.

2024 Bega Valley Business Awards

Following on from the success of last years event, the  forum has moved to make this an annual event and the date for this has been set for this years awards.

Key Information

Date: Saturday 27 July 2024
Location: Club Sapphire Merimbula
Theme: Black Tie Events

Press Releases and updates

Nominations and Voting Key Dates

  • May 9 – Nominations open 
  • May 28 – Nominations close at 12pm. Judging commences
  • June 12 – Finalists announced and voting for finalists open
  • June 24 – Tickets for finalists on sale
  • July 4 – Voting closes for finalists at 12pm. Public tickets go sale
  • July 12 – Nominations close for Far South Coast Business Awards for finalists of the Bega Valley Business Awards
  • July 27 – Bega Valley Business Awards night
  • September 6 – Far South Coast Business Awards
  • October 30 – NSW Business Awards


The Bega Valley Business Awards creates a perfect opportunity for business and organisations to be associated with a prestigious business awards program.  Sponsorship opportunities are available at a number of different levels to suit your needs. Please click on the link to open the Sponsorship Proposal

Award Categories

The awards encompass 18 categories including 14 Business categories and 4 individual categories

  1. Excellence in Innovation and Sustainability – (Telstra)
  2. Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion
  3. Outstanding Community Organisation (ARN – Power FM)
  4. Excellence in Construction, Trades and Services (My Mortgage Mate)
  5. Excellence in Retail (SCA – Channel 10)
  6. Excellence in Health, Beauty and Wellness (Healthy Glow)
  7. Excellence in Professional Services
  8. Excellence in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
  9. Excellence in Hospitality 
  10. Outstanding Visitor Experience -Tourism
  11. Employer of Choice (Resources for Humans)
  12. Excellence in Micro Business 
  13. Excellence in Small Business (ACM – Bega District News)
  14. Excellence in Large Business 
  15. Outstanding Male Employee 
  16. Outstanding Female Employee 
  17. Outstanding Business Leader (Quality Matters Consulting)
  18. Outstanding Young Business Employee

Finalists from the Bega Valley awards will qualify for the regional Far South Coast Business Awards (separate entry required) and may potentially advance to the NSW State Awards in September.

For more information about the Bega Valley Business Awards email

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