We celebrate and recognise the achievements of family owned Australian businesses, and the special achievers who contribute positively to our community, economy and culture.

The FBA State Hall of Fame Award recognises and rewards successful family businesses ‘best fit’ practices that all family businesses can learn from. Each recipient will be announced on National Family Business Day – Tuesday 19th September 2017.

The 2017 nominations are now open:

Conditions of Entry

  1. The 2017 State Hall of Fame (“the Award”) is open to Australian Family Businesses.
  2. The Award recognises advancements and achievements in Family Business.
  3. Entries will be judged on the information provided on the entry form and accompanying supporting material.

A Hall of Fame nominee, does not need to have excelled in all the criteria, but rather provide a model of excellence and achievement based on a number of criteria. The selection criteria is:

  • Successful transition to a succeeding generation or generations, or demonstration of best practice planning for succession from an extraordinarily successful first generation.
  • Successful entry and activity in markets beyond state borders, and in export markets.
  • A history of business activity that reflects well on society in terms of quality, value, competitive spirit and integrity.
  • Evidence of excellence or high achievements in their industry, field or region.
  • The potential to inspire contemporary local businesses to seek and achieve greatness.
  • The potential to promote public and business pride.
  • The potential for contemporary young business owners to identify with the spirit of family business pioneers – for example, humble beginnings, persistence in the face of adversity, innovative thinking, courage, sensible planning, adaption to change and calculated risk-taking.

Click here to download the application form.

 Award nominations open

 Monday 3rd July 2017

 Nominations close

 COB Friday 28th July 2017

 Announcement of State Hall of Fame Inductees

 Tuesday 19th September 2017 (National Family Business Day)


If you have any questions regarding the State Hall of Fame Award, please contact FBA on 1800 249 358 or email info@fambiz.org.au.

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