Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Deputy Premier; Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade; Hydrogen Industry; Tourism; Science

    Applications open for the Western Australian Export Awards 2023

    4/05/2023 8:00 AM
    • Local exporters encouraged to enter Western Australian Export Awards 2023
    • This year marks the 35th anniversary of these prestigious awards
    • Exports or goods and services contribute $250 billion to WA economy

    The McGowan Government is encouraging local exporters to apply for the Western Australian Export Awards 2023.


    Now in its 35th year, the WA Export Awards celebrate exceptional local export talent and recognise the role export businesses play in boosting the State and national economies, and supporting thousands of jobs.


    Exports of goods and services contributed more than $250 billion to the WA economy in 2021-22.


    Thirteen award categories are open for application, showcasing the State's diverse range of exports.


    WA exporters are encouraged to apply in one or more of these categories:

    • Advanced Technologies;
    • Agribusiness, Food and Beverages;
    • Creative Industries;
    • e-Commerce;
    • Emerging Exporter;
    • International Education and Training;
    • International Health;
    • Manufacturing and Advanced Materials;
    • Minerals, Energy and Related Services;
    • Professional Services;
    • Regional Exporter;
    • Small Business; or
    • Sustainability and Green Economy.

    A gala dinner will be held in October to announce the winners, including the WA Exporter of the Year, and to celebrate the 35th year of the awards. All WA winners will progress to compete in the Australian Export Awards in Canberra in November.


    WA exporters scooped awards in three categories at the 2022 Australian Export Awards including the:

    • 2GR Wagyu Beef - Agribusiness, Food and Beverages;
    • Stanley College - International Education and Training; and
    • Little Green Pharma - International Health

    Find out more about the Western Australian Export Awards 2023 at https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/department-of-jobs-tourism-science-and-innovation/western-australia-export-awards


    Comments attributed to State Development, Jobs and Trade Minister Roger Cook:


    "The McGowan Government is committed to growing our export sector, to diversify the economy and create jobs.


    "For 35 years, the Western Australian Export Awards have been an opportunity to celebrate the outstanding results of the State's exports and their resilience.


    "The awards help to raise the profile of the State's industry sectors, export capabilities, and inspire other businesses to expand into international markets."


    Minister's office - 6552 6500