Now in their 24th year, the National Safety Awards of Excellence are Australia’s premier safety awards and now the only national independent awards program. The program continues to celebrate organisations and people who contribute to the health, safety and well-being of their employees and show continuous improvement in their business performance.

Enter the 2016 National Safety Awards of Excellence

Entry into the 2016 National Safety Awards of Excellence is simple and free of charge. Entries will open in April 2016, but you can register your early interest by emailing the awards project team.

Email the National Safety Awards project team here


2016 Awards Categories

There are eight categories that you are able to submit your nominations into.

  • Best Continuous Improvement of a WHS Management System
  • Best Solution of a WHS Risk
  • Best WHS Training Program
  • Best Communication of a Safety Message
  • Ian Chisholm Award for Best Individual WHS Achievement
  • Best Safety Leadership Program/Initiative
  • Best Health and Wellbeing Program
  • NSCA Foundation Member of Year


2016 Awards Key Dates

We are currently finalising all the details for the 2016 NSCA Foundation / GIO Workers Compensation National Safety Awards of Excellence.

Below are the key dates:

Entries open
Early April 2016

Entries close
30 June 2016

Judging and short listing
July/August 2016

Finalists and non-finalists notified
Early September 2016

Winners announced
13 October 2016 at Awards Gala Lunch in Sydney