About the Awards

The Australian Workplace Giving Awards celebrate outstanding workplace giving programs across the country. The Awards are the premier, largest independent forum for our sector, designed to celebrate the role and efforts of working Australians as they harness the power of their companies to support and build our communities.

Workplace giving is a joint relationship between employers, employees, and charities with one main goal – supporting causes and communities in need.

The Awards are judged by a panel of independent thought leaders and champions of workplace giving.



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We acknowledge the contribution and financial support of the Australian Government, Department of Social Services.

The Annual Australian Workplace Giving Awards Announce 2023 Winners

The 2023 Winners:

Best Corporate + Charity Partnership   

Winner: Auto & General Australia   

Runner up: QBE Group   

Highly Commended: Optus   

Highly Commended: The Smith Family  

Best Grants Program   

Winner: South East Water 

Runner Up: QBE Group   

Highly Commended: Australia Post   

Highly Commended: REA Group   

Best Pro Bono/Volunteering Program   

Winner: Norton Rose Fulbright   

Highly Commended: Macquarie Group   

Highly Commended: Origin Energy Foundation 

Best Innovation   

Winner: TOGA 

Runner Up: QBE Group   

Highly Commended: Commonwealth Bank   

Best Payroll Giving Program   

Winner: The Smith Family   

Runner Up: EnergyAustralia

Highly Commended: Macpherson Kelley    

Workplace Giving Program of the Year   

Winner: JB Hi-Fi   

Runner Up: REA Group   

Highly Commended: EnergyAustralia  

2023 Key Dates & Timeline

Now in their eighth year, the Australian Workplace Giving Awards celebrate the important contribution workplaces make to the charitable sector and inspire more Australians to embrace this effective form of giving. Workplace giving programs have evolved and our award categories celebrate all forms of workplace giving from pre-tax payroll giving, to innovative charity and employer partnerships, employee-nominated grants programs, and more. There is a range of donor, charity, and corporate focused categories.

01- August Entries open
31- August Entries close (5pm AEST)
11- 29 September Judging period
06-October Finalists announced
31-October Winners announced at the 2023 Awards ceremony (Sydney and Melbourne)

2023 Award Categories

Best Innovation

Delivered a unique innovation in your workplace giving program.

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Best Grants Program

Any size corporate with a Grants Program where employees nominate grant recipients.

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Best Workplace Giving Program of the Year

Corporate of any size with staff that make charity donations direct from their pay.
New for 2023.
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Best Pro Bono/volunteering Program

Employers of any size with staff that make charity donations direct from their pay.

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Best Payroll Giving Program

Employers of any size with staff that make charity donations direct from their pay.
New for 2023.
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Best Corporate+Charity Partnership

You are in a Corporate + Charity partnership.

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Award Terms & Conditions

Please read these Award Terms & Conditions prior to submitting an application.

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Be inspired by previous years Award winners! Click below to view winners, videos and finalist booklets

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