World Environment Day Festival 2017, Sunshine Coast Environment Council - 2017 National Finalist: Sold Out National Event Management Best Charity or Cause-Related Event

Key Changes

Simplified Entry Form

In 2024, we have taken the knife to the entry form for the Best Event categories making it even easier and simpler than ever to enter, while still ensuring the quality of the content gathered meets the criteria to gain recognition as a National Nominee or Winner.

Redefined Regional Areas

The Awards have taken a look at the varying definitions of ‘Regional’. To be eligible to enter Best Regional Event and Best Small Regional Event, your event must have been staged in an LGA outside of a Metropolitan Capital City Region (or District for ACT). The list of excluded LGA’s can be found at: Regional Event Categories – Excluded LGA’s

Budget for Small Event Categories Increased

Taking on board feedback from the industry, and the rising costs, the budget for Best Small Event and Best Small Regional Event has been increased to $500,000 ex GST.

Australian Event Symposium

Making a return in 2024, the Australian Event Symposium will provide delegates with keynote presenters and smaller breakout sessions aimed to deliver the latest updates in the industry and further professional development.
Stay tuned for updates as the program develops.
If you’d like to present at the Symposium, get in touch with us at [email protected]

Event Symposium Registrations will open May 2024.

  • Youth Focus celebrating their Winner Status for Hawaiian Ride for Youth 2018

  • The Event Ecosystem for their work on Associated Celebrity Talent & Global Event Talent Applications, National Winner 2019

  • The Harley-Davidson Pan America Media launch organised by The Shift Corp, National Finalist 2021

  • Imagination for their work on Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience
    2016 National Winner - Best Technical Achievement or Innovation

  • Singers perform at the Queensland Air Museum as part of Sunshine Coast Destination Experience during the social program at the Event Awards and Symposium 2017.

  • Everyone (and everything) stays grounded during a trip to the Queensland Air Museum for a social event during the Australian Event Awards and Symposium 2017.