Introducing Australian Impact Awards powered by Wavia, an exciting new programme acknowledging those at the forefront of the most cutting edge innovations helping create a sustainable future.

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The Australian Impact Awards powered by Wavia recognises Australian innovators that are driving positive change. The awards sit at the cutting-edge of technology, with entrants demonstrating the use of 3D printing, AR/VR, sensors and networks, biofeedback, neurostimulation, networks, blockchain, AI, IoT, robotics, nanotechnology.


The inaugural Australian Impact Awards aims to shine a light on the achievements of individuals in the tech industry across a number of categories and fields.If you’re making a splash in tech, or doing some good for the industry, then this is an awards ceremony for you!

You don’t need to be a Mark Zuckerberg or Bill Gates here – the categories aim to reflect positive impacts in Australia’s tech industry on all levels, big and small. There’s plenty of reasons to celebrate these achievements right now, given the amazing advancements we’ve seen in recent years, so if you’ve made an impact in tech, we’d love to hear about it! Submissions close on Monday 12th September, so hurry up and show us what you’ve got.

5 September 2022

Entries Close

12 September 2022

Late Entries Close

21 October 2022

Finalists Announced

9 November 2022

Awards Night- The Calyx, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney


Overall Impact

Premium Impact Award

A category for our panel of judges to select the person who they feel has made the biggest overall impact in their respective field. Consider it the best-of-the-best award, for those who have made a truly positive impact.

Popular Vote

The People's Choice Award

The people’s choice let’s the public decide! If the masses agree that you’ve had the biggest impact of the year, then this award will go your way!


Food Sustainability Award

This is the category for those who have contributed to sustainability in the agricultural and food industry over the past year. If you’ve made a splash in the food world or found new ways to promote sustainable eating, this one’s for you.


Be The Change Award

This award showcases those who are remaining vigilant in the field of governance. Applicants will have demonstrated transparency, trust, care and compassion in their work.


Leading for Change Award

Are you a member of the field of education who believes in lifelong learning? Large scale or small, whether it’s utilising different platforms, or advocating for experiential learning, if you’re leading the change in educationl, we want to hear about it.


Life Extension Award

Many people are working hard to contribute to quality of life upgrades, cell regeneration or rejuvenation and an increase in healthy lifespans. These people deserve recognition, so if you’re one of them, apply!

Energy & Environment

Force for Change Award

There’s plenty of good work happening in the worlds of clean energy and sustainability for the goal of creating a healthy planet. If this is your field, then this could be your award.


Spending for Change Award

This is an award for those making the biggest impacts in shopping such as driving sustainable delivery, or reducing waste over time.


Playing for Change Award

This award recognises the value of the arts in society, history and the planet in general. Apply if you’re finding sustainable approaches to the arts or using the arts to re-invigorate the community.


Healing for Change Award

Whether you operate in mental, physical or spiritual health, if you’re someone working to actively solve the issues in your field then this award is the one for you.

Insurance, Finance

Innovation for Financial Impact Award

If you’re working towards global financial sustainability, and have demonstrated trust and transparency, then you’re a candidate for this award.

Society & Housing

Shelter For All Award

We’re looking for someone who is working hard to produce affordable housing, showing awareness to the homeless situation, and developing environmentally sustainable designs and materials. If that sounds like you, then it’s time to apply for this award.

The Future Is Faster Than You Think

A moonshot is a solution to one of the UN’s 17 sustainable development goals. This award is for anyone who can create a moonshot that can project into the future and showcase entrepreneurial strengths.



This award is for those who are working hard to increase accessibility and inclusion in their field. You should apply if you’ve made an impact in inclusion or worked to increase the support for those living with disability in your field.

*The Australian Impact awards are open to organisations operating in Australia, and making a positive impact on Australian communities. For more information go to the full criteria doc.


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