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2021 Hobsons Bay Business Excellence Awards - nominations now OPEN!

The 2021 Hobsons Bay Business Excellence Awards are an opportunity to come together, virtually and in spirit, and celebrate the achievements of our business community, which have taken place in spite of the tumultuous challenges that the last year and a half has presented. 

Hobsons Bay City Council invites businesses to nominate for the 2021 Hobsons Bay Business Excellence Awards.  This year more than ever the awards celebrate the efforts of our local businesses, both large and small, and recognise their achievements and contributions to the community and economy in Hobsons Bay.

Key dates

Entries open                                                    3 September 2021
Entries close                                                   11pm Sunday 3 October 2021
Judging                                                           October 2021
Virtual Awards Presentation                           7pm, 11 November 2021


To be eligible to enter the 2021 Hobson Bay Business Excellence Awards businesses must be registered within Hobsons Bay with a valid ABN and hold all appropriate permits and licences relevant to their industry. Not for profit businesses and social enterprises are welcome to apply to any of the award categories.

How to enter

Entry is via the online application form.

Before submitting your application please read the category descriptions and application tips to determine the most suitable categories for your business.

Applications can be submitted by either the business owner/s or employees. Members of the public can also nominate a business for the Excellence in Customer Experience award, with nominated businesses completing details in the application form. Council will contact that business to inform them of their nomination and guide them through the application process.

To lodge your application, please complete the required information and ensure you click on the submit button that appears on the last page. 

Upon receipt of your application, you will receive a confirmation email from our team to verify your submission. If you have submitted your application and have not received an email from the Economic Development team within three business days, please call us directly on 1300 179 944. 

Award categories

For more information on the award categories please read the Category Descriptions and Application Tips

  • Excellence in Customer Experience
  • Creating Social Change
  • Excellence in Sustainability
  • Pivoting during COVID-19
  • New Start Up Business

Awards presentation

Winners will be announced Thursday 11 November, starting 7pm. The evening will be celebrated virtually with all finalists to be streamed live and businesses and residents invited to view the proceedings online.

If you have any questions in relation to the 2021 Hobsons Bay Business Excellence Awards please do not hesitate to call Council’s Economic Development unit on 1300 179 944 or email

The Awards are held every second year and are a highlight of the Hobsons Bay business calendar. To keep up to date with the latest news about the Hobsons Bay Business Excellence Awards, subscribe to the monthly Hobsons Bay Business e-Works newsletter