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Wauchope and Hinterland Business Awards

The Wauchope Chamber of Commerce and Industry are excited to announce the Wauchope and Hinterland Business Awards are back in 2023!

Entries will open on the 29th of March 2023... Watch this space!

The Awards are a celebration of local business and acknowledge the contributions of our local operators. They bring opportunities for local business to recognise their achievements, build rapport with their team, review their business journey, and consider their future

All local businesses are encouraged to enter.

Partner with the Awards!

Sponsorship packages are available for business champions looking to show their support for local business through the Awards program. Sponsorship benefits include a range of promotional opportunities through the marketing campaign and at the Gala Dinner event.

For more information please contact Lisa 0422 210 824, or Kate 0437133138 or email


1. Excellence in Accommodation and Hospitality
2. Excellence in Agriculture
3. Excellence in Creative Industries
4. Excellence in Health and Wellbeing
5. Excellence in Hair and Beauty
6. Excellence in Professional Services (20 employees or less)
7. Excellence in Professional Services (21 employees or more)
8. Excellence in Retail (10 employees or less)
9. Excellence in Retail (10 employees or more)
10. Excellence in Tourism
11. Excellence in Trades, Industry & Manufacturing
12. Excellence in Work Health and Safety



13. Outstanding Employee
14. Outstanding Young Business Leader
15. Outstanding Business Leader
16. Employer of Choice (under 20 employees)
17. Employer of Choice (over 20 employees)
18. Excellence in Innovation
19. Excellence in Sustainability
20. Outstanding Community Organisation
21. Outstanding Visitor Experience
22. Outstanding Start-up
23. Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion
24. Excellence in Micro Business
25. Excellence in Small Business
26. Excellence in Large Business
27. Business of the Year

*Categories may change with yearly review

2024 Wauchope & Hinterland Business Awards

Excitement is brewing once again in Wauchope as the Wauchope Chamber proudly announces the return of the highly anticipated 2024 Wauchope and Hinterland Business Awards!
As a beacon of recognition for local excellence and entrepreneurial spirit, this prestigious event promises to celebrate the innovative ventures, outstanding achievements, and unwavering dedication of businesses throughout the region. From thriving startups to established enterprises, the awards ceremony will shine a spotlight on those who continuously raise the bar in driving economic growth and fostering a vibrant community. Join us in honoring the trailblazers and visionaries who contribute to the prosperity and charm of Wauchope and its stunning hinterland.

Key Dates
Entries Open 22 May 2024
Gala Dinner 17 August 2024

More details coming soon!

 Want to support this great event? Become a sponsor! Click here to view the 2024 Sponsorship Prospectus.

Awards Categories

The Business Awards program will include two types of Awards – Local Excellence Awards and NSW Business Chamber aligned Awards.

Through the Local Chamber Alliance with between the Wauchope Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the NSW Business Chamber, the aligned Awards entries will feed into the NSW Business Chamber Mid North Coast Regional Awards growing opportunities for local business to gain exposure and promotion to a wider audience. Winners at the regional Awards go through to the State Awards later in the year.

Key Dates:

  • Entries Open – Wed 29 March 2023
  • Entries Close – Wed 17 May 2023
  • Voting Opens – Fri 19 May 2023
  • Voting Closes – Fri 2 June 2023
  • Gala Dinner – Sat 17 June 2023!!