Awards Programs

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Congratulations to our 2019 Winners!

A record number of 210 leading regional businesses stepped forward to apply for the Awards. Congratulations to all finalists and winners of this year's Sunshine Coast Business Awards. 

A special congratulations to local Noosa winners this year:

Category:  Business of the Year AND Hospitality (Large) 

Noosa Beach House

Peter Kuruvita, chef, restaurateur, and television personality and one of Australia’s well-regarded chefs welcomes you to Noosa Beach House. Perched above Hastings Street, Noosa Beach House Restaurant & Bar provides relaxed coastal dining in a stylishly chic setting, where fabulous food is simply prepared and cooked to perfection. Menus reflect Peter’s unique style of cooking, inspired by his global travels and remarkable destinations. Featuring an open kitchen the restaurant evolves from a sunny daytime venue in to a sophisticated dining experience in the evening. Pull up a chair and savour the flavours.

Noosa Beach staff receiving award

Category: Accommodation (large) 

 RACV Noosa Resort

RACV Noosa Resort is nestled on six hectares of conservation sanctuary, in the tranquil surrounds of Noosa Heads, perfect for families and couples. RACV Noosa Resort offers spacious and modern one, two and three-bedroom self-contained apartments or Luxury villas, which include a rooftop spa. Apartments include prestigious fittings and fixtures throughout, including kitchen facilities. The Resort offers facilities including a day spa with six treatment rooms, two heated pools, water slides and splash park, outdoor heated spa, restaurant and sunset bar with wood-fired pizza, gym, flood-lit tennis court, playground and bike hire

RACV Noosa resort staff receiving award

Category: Festivals and Events

Noosa Food and Wine 

The Noosa Food and Wine Festival brought together some of Australia’s best chefs, wine, drink and food producers and foodies for five days of great food experiences in Noosa! 113 fantastic events took place at the Festival Village, Noosa Main Beach, along Hastings Street for the Long Lunch and Noir Noosa, in signature restaurants and throughout the Noosa hinterland with produce and brewery trails. Chefs included Matt Preston, Matt Moran, Alla Wolf-Tasker, Manu Feildel, Neil Perry, Christine Manfield, Ben O’Donoghue, Clayton Donovan, Jock Zonfrillo, Kirsten Tibballs, Adriano Zumbo and more.

Noosa food and wine festival staff receiving award

Category: Creative Industries

In Noosa Magazine

Created to connect the community through storytelling, IN Noosa Magazine is an authentic voice for all things Noosa. Designed to INform, INdulge and INspire readers, IN Noosa is more than a magazine. It is a multi-media solution for businesses and readers. We are proud of our strong digital presence including our online magazine as well our Conversations IN Noosa podcast that has reached more than 12,500 downloads. IN Noosa Magazine is a beacon of environmental responsibility from the eco-friendly cardstock to the handmade distribution stands and both the Plastic Free Noosa and Eco-Check Noosa accreditations.

IN Noosa magazine staff receiving award

Category: Health & Wellness (Small)

Gravity Fit

GravityFit is the only company in the world to have designed, developed and sold unique and innovative products to activate and strengthen the deep muscle system. After only 5 years, these products have been sold in over 50 countries and used by elite organisations, physiotherapists and athletes globally. With over 20 patents granted in major markets, GravityFit has successfully turned pioneering research into a successful, global business that can fundamentally improve the human condition.

GravityFit receiving award

Category: Tours & Transfers (Small)


iExpedition is a team of passionate, highly qualified travel experts with a shared love of exploration. Our dedicated online platform was born out of dream to introduce others to the incredible wonders of the world so that they too could experience the wonders of nature and the spirit of adventure. iExpedition’s team has more than a decade’s expertise and knowledge dedicated to polar & expedition cruising to the most exciting and interesting destinations on Earth.

i Expedition staff receiving award

Full list of 2019 winners

Sunshine Coast Business Woman’s Awards

The Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Network Business Woman’s Awards are held annually to recognise the woman behind the business, based and operating on the Sunshine Coast.

Sunshine Coast Business Woman's Awards

Premier of QLD Export Awards

The Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards acknowledges the important contribution that Queensland exporting businesses make to our state’s economy through job creation and increased prosperity in the community. This annual program is open to all Queensland exporters

Premier of Queensland's Export Awards


The iAwards is Australia's longest-running, most broadly scoped, innovation recognition program.


The Queensland Tourism Awards

Recognise the outstanding achievements of the state’s tourism industry, including individuals, businesses (industry operators) and events across 30 categories.

Queensland Tourism Awards

Telstra Business Awards

Telstra Business Awards are renowned for showcasing and celebrating the achievements and entrepreneurial spirit of Australia’s most brilliant small and medium-sized businesses.

Telstra Business Awards

Telstra Business Women’s Award

The Telstra Business Women’s Award is the longest-running women’s award and recognises outstanding women in business.

Telstra Business Women's Award

Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Ernst and Youngs’ Entrepreneur of the Year Award celebrates and acknowledges the significant accomplishments of entrepreneurs around the world.

Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Pearcey State Entrepreneur Awards

The Pearcey State Awards are aimed at encouraging and rewarding fresh and innovative talent in the ICT and digital media professions. The Pearcey Foundation welcomes nominations all year round for any of its awards. Nominations of anyone who has made a significant contribution to the ICT industry are encouraged. 

Pearcey State Entrepreneur Awards