Invest time in your Future

The Australian Leadership Excellence Awards process may at first seem rigorous, however, it is not intended to be time-intensive.

The time taken to prepare an application for such a prestigious award is time wisely invested, and is more than repaid by immense array of benefits experienced by the end of the Awards journey.

We understand that leaders of excellence are busy people, so if you are nominating an outstanding leader, please know you are not loading them with additional burden. In fact, after scanning the process involved, Nominees and Applicants will discover that investing time on their application could be the most productive time they will spend this year, and bring benefits to them, their business and the community in general.


  • Nominations close at 5.00pm on Friday 14 July 2017.
  • Applications must be submitted by 5.00pm on Friday 21 July 2017.
  • Please note the application deadline, this date is final and there will be no extensions provided – the system will automatically prevent entry submission after the deadline.
  • Regional Finals will be held in QLD.
  • Regional Final Winners from each category will qualify for the State Final.
  • Shortlisted applicants for each category in the ACT / NSW / NT / SA / TAS / VIC / WA will progress directly to the State Final.
  • State Winners from each category will progress to the National Final.
  • ALEAs National Final Award ceremony will be held in Sydney on Thursday 5 October 2017.

Nominations and applications for the 2017 Australian Leadership Excellence Awards (ALEAs) open on the 1st April.

Nomination. If you have nominated another person for an award category they will be contacted via email and provided access to the online application site.

Application. Next is the formal written submission which must be completed online.

The applicant is required to complete a series of 4 questions, provide a professional photo of themselves, contact details of two referees, their resume and a written reference.

If you need help or advice when preparing your submission please contact your state Awards Manager on 1300 661 061.


Short Listing

Based on the applications received, a short list will be made of those who will progress to an interview in front of a panel of judges. If you are short listed we will contact you with details of your judging day and time. The judges will receive your full application, along with your references for review.

In all states except Queensland, shortlisted nominees will progress directly to the State Final, and then the State Winners will progress to the National finals. Queensland nominees will undergo regional judging prior to progressing to the Queensland State final.

Judging Days for 2017 – Regional, State, National

 Date ALEAs Awards EventEvent Location  Regional/State/National
 Wednesday 16 August Central QLDMackay Regional
 Thursday 17 August Far North QLD Cairns Regional
 Wednesday 23 AugustCapricorn QLD Rockhampton Regional
Thursday 24 AugustNorth QLDTownsvilleRegional
 Wednesday 30 August South West QLD Toowoomba Regional
 Thursday 31 August Fraser & Sunshine Coast QLD Sunshine Coast Regional
 Thursday 31 August ACT Canberra State
 Wednesday 6 September South East QLD Brisbane Regional
 Thursday 7 September NT Darwin State
 Thursday 14 September TAS Hobart State
 Tuesday 19 September QLD Brisbane State
 Tuesday 19 September NSW Sydney State
 Wednesday 20 September SA Adelaide State
 Thursday 21 September VIC Melbourne State
 Thursday 5 October National Sydney National

An awards ceremony will be held in each state to announce the state winners for each category. Guests will also enjoy an entertaining address from a prominent keynote speaker as they celebrate in style.

State winners from each category head to Sydney on Thursday 5th of October for the final round of judging and the ALEAs Gala dinner.

IML will arrange travel and accommodation for all finalists and judges who attend the National Final judging day and Gala event.

At the event, you will enjoy fine food in the company of the Australian who’s who of business as they witness the announcement of the Leaders of the Year across all categories.

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