AUSactive Awards

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 for a selected 10 categories. These events will be held around the country in August. The National Gala event will be held in Sydney on the 21st of October 2022. National winners will be announced for all 28 categories.

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

Awards Timeline

Applications Open, Call Out for Judges Open
Call Out for Judges Close
Applications Close
State Events
National Gala Event Ivy Ballroom Sydney

AUSactive National Awards 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

Four 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 28 categories in 2022.

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 creditability, showcase your industry-leading service excellence and passionate contribution to your work.

Expanding Program:

Last year we had 13 national award categories and received over 1,000 entries.

In 2021 AUSactive launched new membership categories for Aqua, Pilates and Yoga professionals and businesses. With the expansion of our new modalities, we have increased to 28 categories in 2022. We will be awarding State winners, as well as a national winner for 10 of these categories.