Key Award dates


Entries for the 2017 Telstra Business Awards are now closed. Nominated businesses will be part of the 2018 program. Entry and Award dates for 2018 are coming soon.

Entering the Awards starts with being nominated. Anyone can nominate – employees, associates, friends, family, clients or customers. Owners are also welcome to nominate their own businesses or charities. Once nominated, to officially be part of the Awards program, businesses and charities need to submit a completed online entry form.

Entrants who are chosen as finalists will be invited to a workshop and a dinner in their State or Territory. Additional tickets for the dinner can be purchased for staff, friends and families who are welcome to attend the event as it’s a perfect chance to thank them and have them share the celebration.

Dates for the 2018 State/Territory finalist workshops and dinners, and the National gala dinner are coming soon.

2017 Finalist Workshop Dates (media training and event preparation for finalists)
Northern Territory Monday 3 July 
Western Australia Thursday 6 July
South Australia  Monday 10 July
Queensland Thursday 13 July
New South Wales Monday 17 July 
Australian Capital Territory Thursday 20 July
Tasmania  Monday 24 July
Victoria  Thursday 27 July
2017 State & Territory Dinner Dates
Northern Territory Tuesday 4 July
Western Australia Friday 7 July 
South Australia Tuesday 11 July
Queensland Friday 14 July
New South Wales Tuesday 18 July 
Australia Capital Territory Friday 21 July 
Tasmania Tuesday 25 July
Victoria Friday 28 July

National Gala Dinner

The 2017 State and Territory winners were flown to Sydney for the National judging on Thursday 24 August 2017, culminating in a glittering celebration dinner on the night of Friday 25 August 2017.