Celebrating and awarding Victoria's most accomplished exporters.
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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, receiving a GOVEA gives your business recognition in local and international markets.
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 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 business can reap many benefits such as:
- 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 2023 Australian Export Awards.
In 2023, the awards will span 13 categories, and two Victoria-specific Awards.
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.
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 international success across all creative industries including music and performing arts, film, television and radio, software and interactive content such as VR and AR, writing, publishing and print media, architecture and design and visual arts, including fashion design.
For outstanding success by a business in selling goods or services to customers overseas via an electronic network. Includes cross‑border eCommerce and online sales.
For outstanding export achievement by an enterprise in any industry sector which has been exporting goods or services for three years or less.
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.
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 AND 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.
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.
For outstanding international success by a business whose head office is based in a non‑metropolitan location.
For outstanding international success by any business with total annual sales not exceeding $10 million.
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.
GLOBAL VICTORIA WOMEN
For outstanding success by a Victorian woman or women involved in international business.
VICTORIAN EXPORTER OF THE YEAR
The Victorian Exporter of the Year Award recipient will be selected by the State judge from the winners of the thirteen national categories.
For further information about GOVEA 2023, contact Kirsty Hayes or call 0414 309 176.