General Manager and Distiller Mark Littler from Hellyers Road Distillery, last year’s winner of the Tasmanian Export Awards.

Applications are now open for the 2018 Tasmanian Export Awards.

This is the 25th anniversary of the awards being held in Tasmania.

The awards are part of the prestigious Australian Export Awards which are in their 56th year – to honour and reward our hard-working, risk-taking exporters who employ so many people around Tasmania, Australia and the world.

The awards are open to companies engaged in international business who have achieved sustainable growth through innovation and commitment. The awards measure businesses against their peers based on the strength of their international growth, marketing and financial strategies.

The two-tier awards process commences with The Tasmanian Export Awards administered every year by the Department of State Growth.

The national award categories are Agribusiness, Business Services, Creative Industries, Digital Technologies, E-commerce, Education and Training, Environmental Solutions, Health and Biotechnology, Manufacturing, Minerals Energy and Related Services, Regional Exporter, and, Small Business.

The overall Tasmanian Exporter of the Year will be selected from the winner of one of these categories.

Exporters can enter more than one category to maximise their chance of success, but can only win one category.

This year, the Tasmanian Export Awards will have two additional categories – 25th Anniversary Award for Contribution to the Tasmanian Export Community, and, Tasmanian Women in International Business Award 2018.

I strongly encourage exporters and women in international business to enter the Tasmanian awards.

The closing date is the 15th August and applications are online at 

The awards ceremony will be held at Government House in Hobart on the 26th October.

Award winners of the national categories then go on to be category finalists in the Australian Export Awards which will be held on the 4th December.

Each national finalist receives an Australian Export Awards National Finalist Certificate and can use the national Australian Export Award Finalist logo for their corporate marketing material.

National category winners receive an Australian Export Awards National Winner trophy and Certificate and are entitled to use the national Australian Export Awards Winner logo for their corporate marketing material.   They also have the opportunity to win the ultimate award – The Australian Exporter of the Year.

By TCCI TradeStart Adviser Sally Chandler

For international trade and investment assistance contact the TCCI’s TradeStart Adviser, Sally Chandler, at or phone 1300 559 122.