Applications for the Governor of Victoria Export Awards 2022 are now open

The annual Governor of Victoria Export Awards (GOVEA) recognise and celebrate excellence and success of Victoria’s best exporters. Open to all Victorian exporting businesses, GOVEA recognises and rewards leadership and innovation in international trade.

Now in their 43rd year, the prestigious GOVEA awards will boost a business’s reputation domestically and internationally and demonstrate to their clients that their business is recognised as a leading exporter in the state.

GOVEA will:

  • Boost your company’s profile domestically and internationally
  • Increase your company’s business credibility
  • Provide company representatives with an invaluable networking opportunity at an exclusive award ceremony
  • Increase your staff morale through formal recognition.

This awards program is run in conjunction with Austrade with an opportunity for Victorian winners to qualify for the 60th Australian Export & Investment Awards to be held in November 2022.

GOVEA 2022 winners will be announced at an awards ceremony to be confirmed at a later date.

Who should apply?

The GOVEA awards are open to all Victorian exporters regardless of their size or location in the state. The Awards recognise a business’s commitment to exporting internationally with judges highly valuing strategic export growth rather than purely the value of a business’s overall international sales.

Give your business the recognition it deserves in local and international markets and start your application today.

Apply for the GOVEA 2022 Awards today

Key dates for GOVEA 2022

Applications open: Monday 3 May 2022
Applications close: Friday 10 June 2022

We'll show you how to put together a winning application. Join us at one of our online or in-person workshops.
GOVEA online webinars

Webinar 1: Wednesday 18 May at 8.30am (AEST)
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Webinar 2: Tuesday 31 May at 10am (AEST) 
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Webinar 3: Monday 6 June at 4pm (AEST) 
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GOVEA in-person workshops

Location: Investment Centre Victoria, Level 46 - 55 Collins St, Melbourne.

Workshop 1: Thursday 26 May: 4:30pm - 6pm (AEST)
Workshop 2: Monday 6 June: 4pm - 5:30pm (AEST)

Register to attend a workshop.

GOVEA Award Categories

The 42nd Governor of Victoria Export Awards span 13 categories with an additional three Victoria-only Awards. Eligible companies can apply for one or more of the following award categories:

Agribusiness, Food and Beverages
For outstanding international success in the field of agricultural products, services or technology including farm production, manufactured foods and beverages, forestry, fisheries.

Professional Services  
For outstanding international success in the professional business services including legal, accounting, administration and support services, business management, marketing services, franchising and licensing, engineering, financial and insurance, market research and translation services.

Creative Industries
For outstanding international success across all creative industries including music and performing arts, film, television and radio, software & interactive content such as VR and AR, writing, publishing & print media, architecture and design & visual arts, including fashion design.

Advanced Technologies (Formerly ‘Technology and Innovation’)
For outstanding international success in the field of information technology (IT), digital technologies, software, hardware or digital services including solutions utilising cloud-based platforms, artificial intelligence, machine learning, IoT, augmented /virtual reality and/or blockchain.

For outstanding success by an Australian business in selling goods or services to customers overseas via an electronic network. Includes cross-border ecommerce and online sales.

International Education and Training
For outstanding international success or learner/student experience in the field of education and training services, expertise and curriculum including vocational training.

Emerging Exporter
For outstanding export achievement by an enterprise in any industry sector which has been exporting goods or services for three years or less.

For outstanding international success in environmental solutions, clean energy innovation, materials and energy efficiency, renewable energy, waste and water management, green buildings, smart cities and R&D collaboration.

International Health
For outstanding international success in medical, healthcare, biotechnology fields for products, technology, equipment or services. This includes E-Health, Digital Health, Medtech, Aged Care services

Manufacturing & Advanced Materials
For outstanding international success in manufacturing, engineering and/or advanced materials development. This includes production of consumer products.

Resources and Energy
For outstanding international success in the production, processing, value adding of extractive resources or provision of equipment, services or solutions related to the mining, oil and gas and renewables industries.

Regional Exporter
For outstanding international success by a business whose head office is based in a non-metropolitan location

Small Business
For outstanding international success by any business with total annual sales not exceeding $10 million.

2022 Victoria only award categories

Victorian Exporter of the Year
The Victorian Exporter of the Year Award is selected by the state judges from the winners of the 13 national categories.

Victorian Women in International Business Award
For outstanding success by a Victorian woman involved in international business.

Key dates for GOVEA 2022

Applications open: Monday 3 May 2022
Applications close: Friday 10 June 2022

Apply for the GOVEA 2022 Awards today

Want to know more?

For more information about this year's GOVEA Awards, contact Darrin Vouch.

Video: Governor of Victoria Export Awards 2021 Winners

Check out our GOVEA Winners from 2020 and 2021