The Governor of Victoria Export Awards (GOVEA) are the most prestigious export awards in Victoria. Rewarding the state's most successful and innovative exporters with the stamp of international success, a GOVEA gives your business recognition in local and international markets.

Now in its 39th year, the 2018 GOVEA awards will span 13 categories with an additional three Victoria only Awards.

The awards are open to all Victorian exporters, regardless of the size of the business or their total export sales. Awards are available across a breadth of industry sectors and company sizes.

Winners of the 13 categories are automatically placed as finalists in the Australian Export Awards – a national awards ceremony which sees the Victorian winners compete against other state and territory winners for the national Awards.

What are the benefits of applying?
By completing an application, your organisation can benefit by:

  • boosting your profile and reputation
  • being included in official GOVEA materials issued by the Governor of Victoria and Victoria's Minister for Trade and Investment
  • recognising the export achievements of your organisation
  • increasing your credibility in international markets
  • increasing staff morale and pride through a reward for the team effort
  • reviewing and updating your organisations export plan and operations
  • gaining international recognition by becoming eligible for the 2018 Australian Export Awards

GOVEA Award Winners 2018

Overall winners

Exporter of the Year – Leica Biosystems

Export Award for Innovation Excellence – Sealite

Emerging Exporter Award –  FitMyCar

Victorian Women in International Business Award – Dr Ewa Douroux, Business Services Manager from Leica Biosystems

Category winners

Agribusiness Award – Hussey and Company

Business Services Award – OMC International

Creative Industries Award – FanHubMedia

eCommerce Award –  DPP Pharmaceuticals

Education and Training Award – IDP Education

Environmental Solutions Award – GeoFabrics Australasia

Digital Technologies Award –  Catapult

Health and Biotechnology Award – Leica Biosystems

Manufacturing Award – Bosch Australia

Minerals, Energy, and Related Services Award – Business For Millennium Development

Regional Exporter Award – Envirostream Australia

Small Business Award – Cornerstone Solutions