Category Examples

AccountingAccounting firms, taxation agents, financial management services
Agricultural ServicesFarmers, packaging of primary products, support services, farming equipment
Alternative TherapyAny medical treatments that are not traditional medicine techniques.
Automotive ServicesMechanics, service centres, panel beaters, petrol stations, tyre fitters, car sales, car detailing, auto electrical, automotive accessories
Bakery/Cake BusinessCake shops, patisseries, bakeries, celebration cakes, home speciality, wholesale and retail
Beauty ProductBeauty products, skin care products, hair care products, body care and perfumes
Beauty ServicesBeauty salon, day spa, laser/cosmetic, spray tans
Brows and LashesEyebrow and eyelash services
Business CoachingBusiness coaches guide a businessperson in the pursuit of their work goals
Business ServicesBusiness to business services, sign writers, printers, publishing, office fitouts
CaféCafé, coffee shop, coffee bar, casual dining
Children's ServicesChildren's entertainment, children's health and sporting
Cleaning ServicesCleaning companies residential and commercial
Community Service Small BusinessA business with a core focus of providing services specifically for the benefit of the community.
Cosmetic SpecialistCosmetic injectables, Cosmetic aesthetics, non-surgical interventions
Dental ServicesDentists, orthodontists, cosmetic dentistry
Disability Support ServicesProviders of services and support for people living with disability.
Early Childhood ServicesDaycare, long daycare, family daycare, services
Educational ServicesTutoring, life coaching, industry training, first aid training, trade education, driving schools, swim schools
Environmental BusinessAny business with a focus on environmental sustainability.
Event ServicesBusinesses that plan and organise promotional business and social events.
FashionMen's fashion, women's fashion, children's fashion, formal wear, dress hire, boutiques, stylists
Fast Food/Takeaway ShopHamburger shops, fish & chips, takeaway franchises, sandwich shops, kebab shops, pizza takeaway
Financial ServicesMortgage broker, lending services, investment, lending, and management of money and assets
Fitness ServicesPersonal trainers, outdoor fitness, health and wellbeing, fitness coach/mentoring, gyms
FloristFlower shops, flower deliveries, wholesale and retail
Food Services Preparing and catering of food for schools, hospitals and companies
Fresh FoodFruit & vegetable shops, seafood outlets, deli and gourmet food, food subscription services, farmers market
HairdressersHairdressers, stylists, hair bars, mobile hairdressers
Health Improvement ServicesMassage therapists, occupational therapy, accupuncture and alternative therapy
Home & Garden ImprovementGardeners, furniture shops, furniture design, Garden products, trees, shrubs, fertilisers and garden tools
Home builder / renovationsBuilder, granny flats, building renovations / additions
Information TechnologyHardware and software used to create, store, communicate, transmit, manipulate, and display information and data
JewelleryJewellers, diamond traders, jewellery design
Make-up ArtistMake-up studio, mobile make-up artist
ManufacturingRaw materials are transformed into finished goods - including food, beauty, building products and accessories.
Marketing ServicesMarketing, public relations, branding, graphic design, advertising services, direct mail, corporate video production
Nail ArtistNail salon, mobile nail artists
New BusinessBusinesses in the New Business category must be in operation for less than 2 years at the time of Awards entries closing date.
Not for Profit Small BusinessA business that does not operate for profit, personal gain or other benefits of particular groups.
Online BusinessBusinesses that have no shopfront and sell products in an online capacity.
Performing ArtsDance studios, music schools, acting schools, drama academies
Pet ServicesVeterinarians, animal training, pet accessories, pet cremation
PharmacyChemist shops, compounding chemists
PhysiotherapyExperts in the human body and movement including sports injuries.
Plumbing ServicesProfessional who fits and repairs pipes, fittings, and other apparatus of water supply, sanitation, or heating systems
Professional Medical ServicesQualified professionals conducting services directly related to the profession of the practice of medicine.
Professional ServicesArchitects, ISO certification, research, SEO, web design
Real EstateReal estate agents, buyers agents, commercial agents
Recruitment ServicesRecruitment agencies, work placement
RestaurantFine dining and family restaurants
ServicesDelivering expert services without physical products
Social Enterprise BusinessAny business that applies strategies to maximise improvements in financial, social and environmental wellbeing.
Sole OperatorAny business that is owned and operated by a single individual and do not have staff.
Specialised Retail Small BusinessRetail businesses that focus on specific product categories
Specialised Small BusinessAny business that specialises in industry services.
Sport and Recreation BusinessSports, camping, recreation business
TourismHotels, accommodation, tour operators, bed and breakfast, souvenir shops
Trade ServicesSpecialised trade services
Transport and LogisticsTransport companies, warehousing and distribution, shipping management, freight forwarding
TutoringOnline tutoring or tutoring facilities.
Wedding ServicesBridal wear, dress design, wedding planners, wedding mc, venues, wedding car hire
Women's OrganisationOrganisations that develop, connect and deliver support and advice to women. Networking organisations, associations.