The NSCA Foundation and GIO Workers Compensation’s 28th National Safety Awards of Excellence is Australia’s longest running and independent awards that recognises outstanding work health and safety initiatives. For the 28th year, these awards continue to celebrate organisations and people that actively promote workplace health and safety as a cornerstone of elite business performance.

The awards are open to any Australian operating business, organisation, alliance or individual in the public or private sector, with a workplace health and safety initiative that complies with one of the nine categories.

Nominations have now closed and judging is underway. More information on the live announcement of the finalists will be released shortly.

Important Dates

Monday, 1st MarchLaunch Event & Nominations Open
Friday, 18th June – Nominations Close
June-August – Judging period
early September – Finalists announced
Thursday, 14th October – Gala Luncheon in Sydney & Winners announced


On Monday 1st March a live launch event was held with messages from the NSCA Foundation, GIO Workers Compensation, the Judging Panel, an interview with the 27th Pinnacle Winner Teys Australia and a live demonstration of the awards portal. View the launch below:

Want to know who took out the winning spots at the 27th National Safety Awards of Excellence? Click here to find the full list of winners, highly commended and finalists. A full list of previous winners can also be found here.

2019 National Safety Awards of Excellence - Winners