Port Macquarie Chamber of Commerce

The 2020 Coastline Credit Union Greater Port Macquarie Business Awards have now been cancelled.  It has been decided that we need to consider the health and well-being of the community and that it is in everyone’s best interests to hold off until next year.


The Port Macquarie Chamber of Commerce proudly launched the first Greater Port Macquarie Business Awards in 2007, as a way of formally acknowledging the growth and success of businesses in the Greater Port Macquarie region.

Each year local business and industry organisations are encouraged to nominate and enter across a range of categories and share their success stories; their achievements, their innovations and the people who support them. Entry in every category is free.  This year Business NSW (formerly NSW Business Chamber) are not holding their Awards Program so we will not be having all the Excellence categories.  The 2020 Coastline Credit Union Greater Port Macquarie Business Awards will have 25 categories this year. Winners across four consecutive years or five years, during the lifetime of the Awards, are inducted into the Hall of Fame.  CLICK HERE for the full list and description of all the 2020 Business Awards categories.

The Excellence in Business entries ar judged by at least two independent judges, chosen by the Business NSW from across all our Regions, and reviewed by the local Business NSW Regional Manager to ensure consistency.  In 2020, for the fourth year,  Business of the Year will be awarded to one of the winners of the Excellence categories.  The winner of this category is determined by each winner’s overall score and the organisation’s contribution to the local economy – this is why the financial questions are asked in the entry.

Business plays a very important role in our local community and we’d love you to join us in showing our appreciation and gratitude to those that do the ‘daily grind’, from across a diverse range of businesses and industries, within our region.  Any business, company and organisation (private or public) that conducts business in the Hastings region, has premises or employs locally are eligible to enter. The Awards also offer the chance to put your best foot forward in showcasing your business and your brand and it’s open to all ticket holders, so bring your team!

The annual Awards Gala Dinner attracts over 570 guests each year and has grown to become Port Macquarie’s premier social event with a reputation for glamour and glitz. Organza and bow ties sit comfortably alongside the business banter, as the best and brightest from across the local business community celebrate in style.



Key Dates

The Awards have been cancelled this year.  We will update this page with new dates soon.

  • 12 August 2020 – Awards Launch, entries and nominations open & announcement of Hall of Fame Inductees
  • 9 September 2020 – Entries close
  • 23 September 2020 – Voting open and Judging and Mystery Shops commence
  • 7 October 2020 – Voting closes at midnight
  • 26 October 2020 – Gala Dinner tickets sales open
  • 29 October 2020 – Movie Night for Awards entrants and sponsors only (to be confirmed)
  • 30 October 2020 – Finalists announced
  • 21 November 2020 – Awards Gala Dinner Event
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