AUSactive National Awards Program

AUSactive National Awards Program

The AUSactive National Awards Program formerly known as the Fitness Australia Awards has a long-standing and proud history that recognises and celebrates the outstanding achievement of the Australian Active Health and Exercise industry. The awards reinforce AUSactive’s vision to activate the nation Every body. Every way. Every day.

AUSactive Distribution Network

The Awards have a distribution network of over 200,000 individuals, businesses and community groups and attracts thousands of applications each year. Every year the national awards committee develops a comprehensive suite of categories and awards to reflect the most critical facets of the Active Health & Exercise Industry. Recognised as the pinnacle of industry achievement, the awards are a fantastic opportunity to shine as an industry leader.

Awards Program

The AUSactive National Awards Program consists of a series of state-based events showcasing state finalists for the majority of categories and state winners. These events will be held around the country in July. The National Gala event will be held in Melbourne on the 15th of September 2023. National winners will be announced for all 34 categories.

The AUSactive National Awards Program judging process is rigorous, transparent, and taken very seriously by the Independent Industry Judging Panel.

Awards Timeline

Award Nominations Open
Award Nominations Close
Judging Begins & People’s choice opens for voting
Judging Closes
People's Choice Voting Ends
Active Health Summit WA + WA State Winners Announcement
Active Health Summit VIC + VIC State Winners Announcement
Active Health Summit QLD + QLD State Winners Announcement
Active Health Summit NSW + NSW State Winners Announcement
Senior Management Summit + AUSactive 2023 National Awards Gala

Awards APPLICAtION Process

Award Goals

– Provide a benchmark for industry standards and quality

– Showcases leadership, talent and excellence

– Promotes Exercise as a career

– Opportunity to connect with like-minded exercise professionals and businesses

– Celebrates extraordinary individuals in the industry

– Highlights businesses with best practice and exceptional customer experience

Awards 2023 Pillars

Industry-specific categories:

Each award category has been developed to recognise the various aspects of successful businesses, individuals and community groups. There will be 34 categories in 2023.

Experienced judges:

AUSactive will do a call out for a panel of expert judges. They will be selected based on the following criteria.

– Level 3 professionals,

– Exercise Educators, must have a TAE Cert IV in training and assessing.

– Exercise or Active Health Industry Academics

– Business Owner/Operators, Industry Senior Management or Directors.

They will provide impartial expertise and insightful critique and work as advocates to help promote the active health and exercise industry as a rewarding career.

Judge applications open in June.


The AUSactive National Awards provide an opportunity for individuals and businesses to be recognised for their significant contribution and dedication to their work and clients. As a finalist, State Winner or National Winner you can promote your recognition which can help to elevate your credibility, showcase your industry-leading service excellence and passionate contribution to your work.