Monday, 1st May 2018

The Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence (WSABE) are pleased to announce that entries for the 28th Annual WSABE program are now open. Leading businesses and professionals from across the Greater Western Sydney region will have until Friday 20 July to submit their entries and present their case to the panel of experts. All entries must be made through the online awards portal, which can be accessed here.

Proudly hosted by the Parramatta Chamber of Commerce, the Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence is the premier business event in the Greater Western Sydney region. The awards platform recognises outstanding businesses by celebrating their success stories and profiling their achievements amongst the wider business community. Through the inclusion of events that recognise finalists and sponsors, the WSABE platform ensures that all who are involved are rewarded for their contributions to Western Sydney’s business community and to its rapidly developing economy.

All businesses across the Greater Western Sydney region are eligible to enter and the category winners of the aligned NSW Business Chamber categories will qualify as State finalists in the NSW Business Chamber awards, subject to meeting the awards terms and conditions. For more information on NSW Business Chamber aligned award categories, and for detailed information on all award categories, click here.

In 2018, WSABE are excited to widen their recognition of business excellence across the Greater Western Sydney region with the addition of three entirely new award categories. The Excellence in Arts & Culture, Excellence in Hospitality & Tourism, and Excellence in a Traditional Trade will open the WSABE platform up to a more diverse range of businesses and professionals who are contributing to Western Sydney’s growing economy and reputation as a cultural and artistic hub.

WSABE 2018 Award Categories

  • Outstanding Young Employee
  • Outstanding Young Entrepreneur
  • Outstanding Business Leader
  • Excellence in Small Business
  • Excellence in Business
  • Excellence in Social Enterprise
  • Start Up Superstar
  • Excellence in Innovation
  • Excellence in Sustainability
  • Excellence in Export
  • Outstanding Employer of Choice
  • Excellence in Workplace Inclusion
  • Excellence in Marketing
  • Excellence in Education, Training & Careers
  • Excellence in Customer Service
  • Excellence in Work Health & Safety
  • Excellence in Hospitality & Tourism
  • Excellence in Arts & Culture
  • Excellence in a Traditional Trade
  • Business of the Year (Selected from Finalists and Winners)
  • Patron’s Choice (Selected from Finalists and Winners)

Each year, WSABE entries are rigorously assessed by a panel of experts, specifically selected to judge the awards based on their extensive industry experience and reputations as business leaders in the Western Sydney region. This merit-based process gives the awards the highest possible degree of credibility and an unequalled calibre of prestige within the Greater Western Sydney region.

WSABE 2018 Key Dates


Day Date Event Venue Dress
Thursday 29 March Entries Open
Tuesday 1 May 2018 WSABE Launch Riverside Theatres Business Attire
Friday 20 July Entries Close
Friday 10 August Finalists Announced
Friday 24 August Finalist Recognition Event EML Parramatta Business Attire
Friday 21 September 2018 WSABE Gala Rosehill Racecourse Racing Carnival
Thursday 1 November 2018 WSABE Winners & Sponsors Event Gatehouse Tea Rooms Business Attire


WSABE secures engagement and support from key business leaders, policy makers, and parliamentarians from across the State to ensure that the platform continually drive success in Western Sydney in the most prolific manner possible. WSABE is grateful to have received the ongoing support from key figures such as The Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP, Premier of NSWRobyn Hobbs OAM, NSW Small Business Commissioner, and Luke Foley MP, Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Minister for Western Sydney.

 “The WSABE Awards provide an opportunity for the many excellent small, medium and large businesses in Western Sydney to receive the recognition they deserve, as well as providing a platform for valuable exposure and networking opportunities”

The Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP, Premier of New South Wales

WSABE are honoured to be working with some of the leading businesses in Western Sydney and Australia in producing the annual WSABE program. The contributions from each of these businesses enables WSABE to continually produce an awards program that parallels the quality of the outstanding businesses and professionals that it aims to serve. A special thank you to Principal Partner Commonwealth Bank and Major Sponsor City of Parramatta for their ongoing contributions to the WSABE platform. WSABE would also like to acknowledge its valued category sponsors, Wenty Leagues, icare, KPMG, and DOOLEYS Lidcombe Catholic Club.

For all sponsorship enquiries, please contact Romina Bousimon on 0418 217 665

For media enquiries, please contact Nikolas O’Meara on 0449 786 056

For general enquiries, please contact the Parramatta Chamber of Commerce office on 9635 0022