By invitation only and strictly limited to one nomination per company.


Big is big, but SMALL IS BETTER

The Best of Australia Small Business Awards are strictly designed for small businesses. To ensure fair competition and that your exemplary work shines, you will only be competing among other small businesses. Most importantly, we promise that no participants will experience favoritism or be required to join any membership club or invest in expensive flights or ballrooms to win. We want this recognition to help you gain instant credibility with your existing and potential clients.

About the Awards

The BASA Awards® exists to celebrate small businesses, visionaries, innovators, disruptors, and entrepreneurs for their notable efforts in growing and building our economy and a better working world. Unlike other business awards, BASA Awards are prestigiously independent and was created with an unwavering love for small businesses, as small is big for our economy, and small companies make up 99% of ANZ companies. The award aims to showcase the best of small businesses for their work and contribution to their community and encourage more small businesses to get excited about new opportunities.

  • Strictly for small businesses only, we are unlike any other business awards.

  • Small businesses make our economy go round. We're on the hunt for the best small businesses.

150+ Categories. 6 Tracks.

With 150+ categories to choose from, the award is not influenced by big corporations and has no nepotism, vetting process, or big guys always winning nature. BASA independent panel of judges only cares about one thing- YOUR WORK!

  • Small businesses make the economy go round. We are on the hunt for the best small businesses.

  • It’s time to recognize small businesses' entrepreneurs for their notable efforts in making it happen.

The Trophy

Standing 11 ½ inches tall and weighing a robust 1.1 pounds, the BASA Awards official statuette is a sculpture of a woman using her might to reach for a star. It signifies the years of hardship and unrecognised work entrepreneurs and small businesses go through before carving their space in the community. Better known as Atlanta, the BASA Awards trophy’s name was inspired by the city where the award was founded and the story of the Greek Goddess Atlanta. 

She was a human huntress goddess that symbolised hunting, courage, and nobility, the traits of the entrepreneurs and small businesses we celebrate. The statuettes are all 100% handmade and made of ceramic with real gold luster. Up to 160 categories will be honoured for their achievements by the end of November 2024.


Let’s Celebrate Small Businesses Together

Nominate your business. Get the credibility and visibility boost you deserve.