Do I have to wait for someone to nominate me/my business or do I enter myself/my business? 

If you wish to enter the 2018 Peak Connect Business Awards, you can either self-nominate, or wait until entries open on 1 July 2018 and complete an entry form. If you are nominated by someone else, you will receive and email notification prior to entries opening on 1 July 2018.


Can I enter multiple categories?

Yes you can enter as many categories as you like, this year we have simplified the entry form so you can enter multiple categories and pay for your entry in the one form.


How is it judged?

The awards are judged by the submission you supply. The people’s choice categories are judged by the general public, through online voting only, only one vote per IP address is counted.


Who are the judges?

The judges range from various fields of expertise, they are not based in Bathurst and have no affiliation to the Bathurst Business Chamber or any of our suppliers or sponsors. The judges can change from year to year, some are even located interstate.


What does my $40 entry fee go towards?

Your entry fee goes towards the running of the awards.


Who is this year’s charity?

This year the Peak Connect Carillon Business Awards will support the fundraising efforts of the Bathurst War Memorial Carillon Group. Fundraising will be completed in the form of a raffle and auction at the Gala Night on 26 October.

The Bathurst War Memorial Carillon Group was formed in 2017 with the aim of installing a Clavier, replacing the defective top octave of bells, purchasing a new set of higher bells and upgrading the Eternal Flame.  The new bells have already been ordered with the names Hill End and Tambaroora, Black Springs and Bathurst being added to the three bells which have had no name up until now.

It is hoped that the Clavier will be installed by June 2019, making the Bathurst War Memorial Carillon only the second War Memorial Carillon in Australia and one of the few in the world.  The Carillon Society of Australia will assist with training a team of Carilloneurs to play the Carillon who will give recitals on the instrument in Bathurst in the way it was intended nearly 85 years ago.

For more information on how you can support this initiative contact us.


Do I need to advertise to win?

How you decide to market your business is entirely up to yourself and your marketing budget. The Western Advocate or any other advertising agency have no sway on the voting process.


Have any other questions?

Don’t hesitate to contact the Bathurst Business Chamber on 0400 462 789 or by emailing