Port Macquarie Chamber of Commerce

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 and, in all Excellence categories, winners also have the potential to be automatically entered into the Regional Business Awards and the NSW Business Awards.

The Greater Port Macquarie Business Awards consist of 14 Excellence Awards, 21 Industry categories and Business of the Year, to make up a total of 36 categories across the event. 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 2019 Business Awards categories.

The Excellence in Business entries are judged by at least two independent judges, chosen by the NSW Business Chamber from across all our Regions, and reviewed by the local NSW Business Chamber Manager to ensure consistency.  In 2019, for the third 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 520 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

  • 28 March 2019 – Nominations for Awards open
  • 1 May 2019 – Awards Launch and entries open
  • 10 June 2019 – Entries close
  • 12 June 2019 – Voting open and Judging and Mystery Shops commence
  • 26 June 2019 – Voting closes
  • 4 July 2019 – Movie Night for Awards entrants and sponsors only
  • 5 July 2019 – Finalists announced
  • 27 July 2019 – Awards Gala Dinner Event
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