Entries are open until the 4th of July 2024

Entries have officially opened to the 2024 Australian Trades Small Business Champion Awards, which organisers describe as the nation’s only recognition awards programme dedicated to spotlighting trades-based small business operators from all corners of every Australian state and territory.
From the automotive trades to builders and bricklayers to arborists, architects, engineers, commercial cleaners, plumbers, painters, locksmiths, electricians, gardeners, landscapers and surveyors, the Australian Trades Small Business Champion Awards is deliberately diverse in terms of the breadth of represented trades.
This year marks the second consecutive year of the Awards, created to celebrate and inspire the nation’s most innovative, dynamic, and top-performing tradies.
More than 50 award categories and five individual categories are featured, including Apprentice Champion, Champion Tradie, Small Business Trades Entrepreneur (aged over 30), Young Small Business Trades Entrepreneur (aged 30 and younger) and Trades Champion Leader.
Online entry to the 2024 Australian Trades Small Business Champion Awards is free and will remain open until 5pm (AEST) on Thursday the 4th of July, 2024.
Recent data indicates that almost two million tradies are actively employed in Australia, but according to various industry bodies, hundreds of thousands more are needed to keep pace with Australia’s housing demand.
Furthermore, figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveal that the vast majority of Australian small business owners are tradies.
The Australian Trades Small Business Champion Awards judging criteria covers several areas including customer service, quality of products, staff training initiatives, environmental sustainability and community contribution. The independent judging panel is comprised of 30 representatives of a variety of trade industries.
Eligible small businesses must be based in Australia, be a Trade Retail or Service Business provider with no more than 40 employees, or a Trade Manufacturing Business with 100 employees or less.
The 2024 Australian Trades Small Business Champion Awards shortlisted finalists will be announced from July and will culminate in a National Presentation Evening Gala Event to be held on Friday the 23rd August, 2024, at Sydney’s The Star.

For more information and to submit an entry form, visit www.championawards.com.au/trades