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The first Australian Event Awards Ceremony to take place on the Sunshine Coast kicked off with a bang, recognising and celebrating the best events in Australia and achievements in the industry around the world between 1 July 2015 and 30 June 2016.

The legacy of David Grant and his commitment to encouraging those in our industry to push the boundaries in creativity, innovation and ideas, will continue through the founding of a fellowship dedicated to the development of creativity, innovation and the future of our industry.

After two and a half weeks of tough competition and thousands of votes, we're delighted to announce the top four as finalists for Australia's Favourite Event:

Finalists have been announced, the Early Bird rate ends tomorrow, accommodation is booking up fast - it's time to put the Event Awards and Symposium at the top of your "To do" list!

After receiving highly competitive bids from all around Australia, and an extremely tough decision, we're delighted to announce that the Event Awards will be held on the Sunshine Coast in 2016, 2017 and the 10th anniversary in 2018.

Bidding is now open for the Australian Event Awards Search for a Home 2016-2018.

The 2015 Australian Event Awards Ceremony at Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf on Tuesday proved an exciting night full of swinging tunes, iconic Australian voices and, of course, celebration of the best the Australian events industry has to offer.

Tune into the live video stream at from 7pm AEDT tonight to find out who wins at this year's Event Awards.

We're delighted to announce 77 national finalists across 20 categories in the 2015 Australian Event Awards.

This year's finalists come from all around the country, recognising the great events and achievements across the entire national events industry.

18 State and Territory Winners have also been announced.

Following consultation with the entertainment industry we're pleased to announce the reinstatement of the Best Achievement in Entertainment Category.

As you "um" and "ah" over which categories you should enter, wonder whether you can enter more than one and where to find the questions, we have a few tips to get you going and clear up these wonderings.

Meanwhile the program for the Event Symposium is taking shape and we're offering up a few spots for presenters.

Finally, we're thrilled to announce the winner of a pair of tickets to the Australian Event Awards 2015 after a number of the charitable souls helped us raise money for the Australian Himalayan Foundation Nepal Earthquake Fund.

Entries open, meet the new co-chair of judges, what’s new in this year’s Awards, meet our new Awards partners and an important “save the date”.

Australia's Favourite Event allows every Australian to vote for their favourite public event.
With 8 weeks to go before entries close, and only 4 weeks to take advantage of the Early Starters Discount, it’s time to start thinking about your entry to be in the running to take home one of the National trophies.
The Australian Event Awards takes great pride in partnering with leading industry organisations to bring the awards program to fruition. We've complied a directory of our key partners below so you can find the best suppliers for your next event and connect with new industry organisations. For a full list of our partners, click here.
The finalists and winners of the 2013 Australian Event Awards were celebrated in style last night at the Industry Night of Nights, Doltone House, Hyde Park. Congratulations to all our finalists and winners for the past 12 months of hard work, commitment and dedication to the events industry.
Tuesday marks the 5th annual Australian Event Awards Industry Night of Nights, to be held at Doltone House, Hyde Park. The premier black-tie event is sold out, but you can still catch it online via webcast.

Three Australian greats behind some of Australia’s most iconic events will be recognised with Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 2013 Australian Event Awards next Tuesday night. Di Henry, Sandy Hollway and Mary Lopez have made a significant contribution to events in Australia and in so doing have done much for the way Australia is perceived overseas.

Congratulations to the finalists for Best Event State or Territory, South Australia, Tasmania and New South Wales. Earlier this year, after consultation with each Premier and Chief Minister, we embarked upon a search for the Best Event State or Territory.

For anyone involved in Australian events, Tuesday 19th November marks an important date to be in Sydney, with the Australian Event Awards hosting a not-to-be-missed special event. The Australian Event Awards Industry Night of Nights is expected to sell out early next week so be sure to book your place at this year's event.


From major sporting events like the Gold Coast Airport Marathon that attracts some of the worlds most talented athletes, to events that bring families and communities together like The RSPCA Million Paws Walk, Vivid Sydney and Blues on Broadbeach; this year's Top Ten Favourite Events are celebration of the high-quality and incredible diversity of events enjoyed in Australia each year.

Tickets are now on sale for the 2013 Australian Event Awards Industry Night of Nights.

This special event will celebrate the past 12 months of hard work, commitment and dedication to the events industry.

Public Voting to decide Australia's Favourite Event
Tickets are now on sale for the Australian Event Awards Industry Night of Nights.
Who will be named Australia’s Favourite Event?  It’s up to you!
From major sporting events like the Hyundai Hopman Cup, to charity events at Melbourne Zoo; Australia’s most innovative and outstanding events, products and services are nationally recognised with the announcement today of over 80 finalists for the 2013 Australian Event Awards.
Final Call for Entries - Last day today! Entries in the 2013 Australian Event Awards Close in 24 hours at 9am AEST on Tuesday September 10.
Have you run or worked on an event that took place in Australia between July 1, 2012 and June 30 2013?
Anyone who starts their entry and pays before August 16 receives a special discount entry rate!
Anyone who starts their entry and pays before August 16 receives a special discount entry rate!
Anyone who starts their entry and pays before August 16 receives a special discount entry rate!
Anyone who starts their entry and pays before August 16 receives a special discount entry rate!
Anyone who starts and pays for their entry before August 16 receives a special discount entry rate!
Anyone who starts their entry and pays before August 16 receives a special discount entry rate!
The Australian Event Awards has chosen a home for the next three years, and the winner is Sydney thanks to an excellent bid by Business Events Sydney and the NSW Government.
The Search for a Home is coming to a close. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity.

The Australian Event Awards is the pinnacle awards program for the Australian Events Industry and is now in search for a brand new host venue.

Australia’s leading events practitioners gathered to admire and celebrate the winners of the 2012 Australian Event Awards at ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park, on Thursday night.

After a judging period made all the more difficult by the excellent quality of all entries, the Event Awards judging panel has announced the 2012 finalists.

Entries are now open for the 2012 Australian Event Awards. Join the ranks of the best events and the brightest achievements at the industry Night of Nights in September.

Last night at the Launch of the Australian Event Awards, Sydney 2000 Olympic Chief, Sandy Hollway called on Government and Industry to instigate a deliberate, strategic expansion of the Australian events industry.