2019 Governor of Victoria Export Awards
The Governor of Victoria Export Awards (GOVEA) is the most prestigious export award in Victoria. Rewarding the state's most successful and innovative exporters with the stamp of international success, a GOVEA gives your business recognition in local and international markets.
Applications for the 2019 Governor of Victoria Export Awards are now open and close on 31 July 2019.
Now in its 40th year, GOVEA 2018 will be awarded across 13 categories with an additional two Victoria only awards . Winners of the 13 categories will be automatically placed as finalists in the Australian Export Awards – a national awards ceremony which will see the Victorian winners compete against other state and territory winners for the national Awards.
Agribusiness, Food and Beverages
For outstanding international success in the field of agricultural products, services or technology including processed foods and beverages and the forestry, fisheries and fibres industries.
For outstanding international success in the professional business services including legal, accounting, administration and support services, business management, marketing services, franchising and licensing, engineering, financial and insurance, market research and translation services.
For outstanding international success across all creative industries including music and performing arts, film, television and radio, software & interactive content such as VR and AR, writing, publishing & print media, architecture and design, visual arts, and fashion design.
For outstanding success by an Australian business in selling goods or services to customers overseas via an electronic network, including Cross-border eCommerce (CBC) and online sales.
Education and Training
For outstanding innovation and international success in the field of education and training services, expertise and curriculum, including vocational training.
For outstanding export achievement by an enterprise in any industry sector which has been exporting goods or services for three years or less.
For outstanding international success in medical, healthcare, biotechnology fields for products, technology, equipment or services, including eHealth, Digital Health, Medtech, and Aged Care services.
Manufacturing and Advanced Materials
For outstanding international success by a manufacturer and/or advanced materials development, including production of consumer products.
Minerals, Energy and Related Services
For outstanding international success in the production or primary processing of extractive and value-added minerals or energy products, and from providing mining equipment, technology, and services (METS) to the minerals and energy industries.
For outstanding international success by a business whose head office is based in a non-metropolitan location.
For outstanding international success by any small business whose total annual sales doesn't exceed A$5 million.
For outstanding international success in environmental solutions, clean energy innovation, materials and energy efficiency, waste and water management, green buildings and R&D collaboration.
Technology and Innovation
For outstanding international success in the field of information and communication products, technology or services that are concerned with the storage, retrieval, manipulation, transmission or receipt of digital data, including software and games, Fintech, Cybersecurity and Regtech sectors.
2018 Victoria only award categories
Victorian Exporter of the Year
The Victorian Exporter of the Year Award is selected by the state judges from the winners of the 13 national categories.
Victorian Women in International Business Award
For outstanding success by a Victorian woman involved in international business.