Category Examples

AccountingAccounting firms, taxation agents, financial management services
Accounting Bookkeeping ServicesBookkeepers managing a company's financial accounts.
Agricultural ServicesFarmers, packaging of primary products, support services, farming equipment
Arts, Crafts & GiftsArtists, craft stores, gift stores, pottery, embroidery, textile crafts, galleries, crystal, and spiritual stores
Automotive Mechanical RepairsMechanics, Servicing electrical and mechanical vehicle systems
Automotive ServicesMechanics, service centres, panel beaters, petrol stations, tyre fitters, car sales, car detailing, auto electrical, automotive accessories
Automotive Smash RepairsPanel beaters, spray painters, spare parts, wreckers
Bakery/Cake BusinessCake shops, patisseries, bakeries, celebration cakes, home speciality, wholesale and retail
BarbersSpecialists in men's haircuts and styling
Bathroom ImprovementBathroom renovation, bathroom products, wholesale and retail
Beauty and Skincare ServicesBeauty salon, day spa, laser/cosmetic, spray tans, hair removal
Brows and LashesEyebrow and eyelash services
Builder / RenovationsBuilder, granny flats, building renovations / additions
Business CoachingBusiness coaches guide a businessperson in the pursuit of their work goals.
Business ConsultancyBusiness consultants work with company managers and business owners to guide them in improving their organizations
Business ServicesBusiness to business services, sign writers, printers, publishing, office fitouts
ButcherButcher wholesale and retail
Buyers AgentBuying agents or purchasing agents
CaféCafé, coffee shop, coffee bar, casual dining
Cake Shop / PatisserieCake shops, patisseries, celebration cakes, wholesale and retail
Children's ServicesChildren's entertainment, children's health and sporting
ChiropractorTreatment of the spine, aches and pain, muscle stiffness or chronic conditions
Cleaning ServicesCleaning companies residential and commercial
ConveyancersLegal work for property lease or purchase
Dance StudioStudios that teach dance for all ages, ballet schools, performance studios
Dental ServicesDentists, orthodontists, cosmetic dentistry
Digital MarketingAgency using internet and online digital technologies including social media for marketing and SEO.
Disability Support ServicesProviders of services and support for people living with disability.
Doctors SurgeryGeneral practitioners, surgeries, home doctors
Early Childhood ServicesDaycare, long daycare, family daycare, services
Educational ServicesTutoring, life coaching, industry training, first aid training, trade education, driving schools, swim schools
Electrical BusinessElectricians, residential and/or commercial.
Environmental BusinessAny business with a focus on environmental sustainability.
Event ManagementEvent Management
FashionMen's fashion, women's fashion, children's fashion, formal wear, dress hire, boutiques, stylists
Fashion DesignerFashion experts who create original clothing and accessories.
Fast Food/Takeaway ShopHamburger shops, fish & chips, takeaway franchises, sandwich shops, kebab shops, pizza takeaway
Financial ServicesMortgage broker, lending services, investment, lending, and management of money and assets
Fitness ServicesPersonal trainers, outdoor fitness, health and wellbeing, fitness coach/mentoring, gyms
FloristFlower shops, flower deliveries, wholesale and retail
Fresh FoodFruit & vegetable shops, seafood outlets, deli and gourmet food, food subscription services, farmers market
Garden CentresRetail operation that sells plants and related products for gardens.
GymA complex providing exercise and strength training equipment.
HairdressersHairdressers, stylists, hair bars, mobile hairdressers
Health Improvement ServicesMassage therapists, occupational therapy, accupuncture and alternative therapy
Home & Garden ImprovementGardeners, furniture shops, furniture design, Garden products, trees, shrubs, fertilisers and garden tools
Home Specialty CakesAt home cake baking business for celebrations.
Information TechnologyHardware and software used to create, store, communicate, transmit, manipulate, and display information and data
Interior DesignExperts who make interior spaces functional, safe and beautiful.
JewellerJewellers, diamond traders, jewellery design
Kitchen improvementKitchen renovation, kitchen products, wholesale and retail
LandscaperDesign, plan and maintain gardens and parks.
Make-up ArtistMake-up studio, mobile make-up artist
ManufacturingRaw materials are transformed into finished goods - including food, beauty, building products and accessories.
Marketing ServicesMarketing, public relations, branding, graphic design, advertising services, direct mail, corporate video production
Martial ArtsMartial arts academy, self defence
Migration ServicesEmergency relief for migrants, Family and domestic violence financial assistance
Music TuitionProfessional musician/teacher teaching private instrumental/vocal lessons
Nail ArtistNail salon, mobile nail artists
NDIS ProviderA person, business or organisation who delivers NDIS funded supports to participants.
New Retail BusinessRetail businesses must be in operation for less than 2 years at the time of awards entries closing date.
New Service BusinessService businesses must be in operation for less than 2 years at the time of awards entries closing date.
Online BusinessBusinesses that have no shopfront and sell products in an online capacity.
OptometristExamine, diagnose and treat diseases and disorders that affect your eyes and vision
PainterPainters, residential and/or commercial.
Performing ArtsDance studios, music schools, acting schools, drama academies
Pest ControlSpecialist in animal and pest removal
Pet GroomersCut and style pet hair. Maintaining pet health.
Pet ServicesVeterinarians, animal training, pet accessories, pet cremation
PharmacyChemist shops, compounding chemists
PhysiotherapyExperts in the human body and movement including sports injuries.
Plumbing ServicesProfessional who fits and repairs pipes, fittings, and other apparatus of water supply, sanitation, or heating systems
PodiatryTreatment of the feet and their ailments
Professional Medical ServicesQualified professionals conducting services directly related to the profession of the practice of medicine.
Professional ServicesArchitects, ISO certification, research, SEO, web design
PsychologyProfessionals providing help with issues such as anxiety, depression, stress and eating disorders.
Real EstateReal estate agents, buyers agents, commercial agents
Recruitment ServicesRecruitment agencies, work placement
RemovalistProfessionals in the moving of household items or office equipment from one location to another
RestaurantFine dining and family restaurants
Retail Sole OperatorAny retail business that is owned and operated by a single individual and do not have staff.
ServicesDelivering expert services without physical products
Social Enterprise BusinessAny business that applies strategies to maximise improvements in financial, social and environmental wellbeing.
Sole OperatorAny business that is owned and operated by a single individual and do not have staff.
Specialised Retail Small BusinessRetail businesses that focus on specific product categories
Specialised Small BusinessAny business that specialises in industry services.
Speech PathologyPrevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication disorders
Sport and Recreation BusinessSports, camping, recreation business
Strata ManagementStrata management, body corporate management, property management
Tattoo ArtistDesigning and application of tattoos or body art.
TourismHotels, accommodation, tour operators, bed and breakfast, souvenir shops
Trade ServicesSpecialised trade services
Transport and LogisticsTransport companies, warehousing and distribution, shipping management, freight forwarding
VeterinarianVet practices
Web DevelopmentWeb/digital design and improvement
Wedding ServicesBridal wear, dress design, wedding planners, wedding mc, venues, wedding car hire
Yoga & PilatesYoga and Pilates studios