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August 2017 - Judging applications

16 October 2017 - GOVEA Ceremony at Government House

5 December 2017 – 55th Australian Export Awards National Ceremony

Darrin Vouch
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Phone: (03) 9651 9498

The Governor of Victoria Export Awards (GOVEA) is one of the most prestigious business awards in Victoria. GOVEA rewards and 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” – simply tick the appropriate box if you wish to enter this category and we will contact with further details on the application process.

GOVEA Winners and commendees in 2017 will be announced at a prestigious awards ceremony to be held at Government House in 16th October 2017.

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 were 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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