Mark your calendars for September because Bundaberg will once again celebrate its great local business at the annual Business Excellence Awards, run by the Bundaberg and District Chamber of Commerce. 

This year marks the 10th year of the awards, and the Bundaberg business community will be celebrating in
style with all the glitz and glamour of Tinsel Town.

Recently the Chamber has been involved in a ‘Best of Bundy’ campaign, which reinforces just how many fantastic businesses there are in the Bundaberg Region, across such a diverse range of sectors.  As a business community, we punch well above our weight, which suggests the competition is likely to be fierce for the 2023 Business Excellence Awards.

Building on this strong history, the awards will be reinvigorated with new categories and an application process that is more streamlined.

The Chamber committee had taken on feedback from previous applicants, making it easier for businesses of all shapes and sizes to enter, without taking days out of their businesses to do so.

The new questions will help level the playing field, because it’s not about the size of the business that wins, it’s about sustainability, innovation and dedication to customer service and the community that matter.

The categories this year have also been realigned, to focus more on what the business does, how they do it and the success they have had. 

Award nominations will open mid-year on the Bundaberg and District Chamber of Commerce website www.bundabergchamber.com.au

The award categories for the 2023 Business Excellence Awards are:

  • New Business of the Year
  • Championing Health and Safety
  • Service Excellence
  • Community Service Excellence
  • Embracing Innovation
  • Outstanding Growth
  • Promoting Sustainability
  • Human Resources Excellence
  • Micro Business of the Year
  • Small Business of the Year
  • Medium Business of the Year
  • Large Business of the Year


Tim Sayre is the President of the Bundaberg District Chamber of Commerce.