The 2022 Australian Workplace Giving Awards celebrate the most outstanding workplace giving programs across the country.

Workplace giving is a joint relationship between employers, employees, and charities with one main goal – supporting causes and communities in need. The programs are continuing to evolve and we will be celebrating all forms of workplace giving from pre-tax payroll giving programs, to innovative charity and employer partnerships, employee-nominated grants programs, and more.

No matter what your workplace giving program looks like, we encourage you to apply to the 7th annual Workplace Giving Awards. The Awards are a great way to create an overall sense of achievement across your organisation while inspiring stakeholders and instilling pride in your employees. Read more about the benefits of entering the Awards. 

The Awards are judged by a panel of independent thought leaders and champions of workplace giving. Chaired by Wendy Scaife, the judges represent a variety of sectors, with representatives from EnergyAustralia, The Smith Family, Philanthropy Australia, Volunteering Australia, B4SI, and the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal. Click here to view the 2022 judging panel. 

Have a question? Click here to visit the ‘Awards Frequently Asked Questions’ page. 

Applications now closed as of 2 September 2022.

The Award ceremony will take place on Thursday 24 November, 2022. Proudly hosted by Commonwealth Bank. Registrations will open soon!

Award Categories

Best Overall Program – Large

Employers with staff making donations to charity direct from their pay with 1000 or more employees.


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Best Overall Program – Small/Medium

Employers with staff that make donations to charity direct from their pay with 999 or less employees.



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Best Launch or Refresh (by an Employer)

Employers of all sizes with staff that make donations to charity direct from their pay and have launched / refreshed its WPG program in the previous 18-months.

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Best Pro-Bono / Workplace Volunteering

Employers with staff who engage in pro-bono / workplace volunteering giving back to the community through time and skills.

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Best Innovation

Any organisation (employer, charity, supplier or other) that has crafted and delivered a workplace giving innovation that transforms workplace giving.

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Most Innovative Charity / Employer Partnership

Jointly awarded to a charity and employer that have run a successful and creative campaign together.



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Best Employer Grants Program (NEW)

Employers with grants programs whereby employees nominate grant recipients.

New for 2022.


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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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