Submission is now closed.

7 May 2018 - Applications open

4 July 2018 - Applications close

August 2018 - Judging applications

14 September 2018 - GOVEA Ceremony at Government House

27 November 2018 – 56th Australian Export Awards National Ceremony

Fiona Cheng
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Phone: (03) 9651 9248

The Governor of Victoria Export Awards (GOVEA) is one of the most prestigious business awards in Victoria. GOVEA recognises Victoria’s most successful and innovative exporters and gives them the stamp of international success.

Winning a GOVEA will boost your organisation’s profile and reputation, give it credibility in international markets, improve staff morale and create pride through a reward for team effort.

GOVEA is awarded across a wide range of national categories covering most sectors and business sizes.

GOVEA also has Victorian only awards for Innovation Excellence and the overall Victorian Exporter of the Year, you do not need to nominate for these awards as they are chosen from the applications made in the national categories.

You can however nominate someone from your organisation for the Victorian Women in International Business Award – this is awarded for “Outstanding success by a Victorian woman involved in international business”.

GOVEA Winners and commendees in 2018 will be announced at a prestigious awards ceremony to be held at Government House on 14th September 2018.

The Awards operate as a two-tier process: exporters first achieve state distinction through the GOVEA program before progressing as national finalists to the Australian Export Awards where they are benchmarked against their peers across the country, with winners receiving national recognition for their international success.

GOVEA winners will automatically progress as national finalists to the Australian Export Awards. This is the only way a Victorian company can enter the national awards program.

The one application is used for both awards programs. For more information please visit

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