Northern Districts Local Business Awards

Nominate now for the 2022 Inclusion Award! Nominations close on 26 October 2022. 

The Northern Districts Business Awards are designed to celebrate, recognise and reward local business for all that they do for the local community and beyond.

The City of Ryde is a Major Partner of the 2022 Northern Districts Local Business Awards. 

Key Dates

Votes open: 22 August 2022
Business Awards votes close: 22 September 2022
Inclusion Award nominations close: 26 October 2022
Awards presentation evening: 29 November 2022

About the Local Business Awards

With a wide range of categories to suit every kind of business, the Local Business Awards reward the community's best businesses.

Finalists are selected based on the number of nominations they receive in their category, with the most popular businesses chosen following a judging process. The winners receive a certificate and an invitation to the Local Business Awards Gala Presentation Evening.

How to vote in the Northern Districts Local Business Awards

Show your appreciation for your favourite local business by voting for it before 21 September 2022

Voting is open to all residents of Australia. Voters under 18 years of age must have the prior consent of their parent or guardian.

  1. Visit the Northern Districts Local Business Awards website.
  2. Search for your favourite local business and click the 'View' button.
  3. Click the 'Vote for this Business' button.
  4. Enter your details to vote.

Inclusion Award

The City of Ryde recognises achievements in embracing inclusion.

The Inclusion Award celebrates local businesses that welcome people of all backgrounds and abilities.

A business may be inclusive if it provides products or services in a way that accommodates the diverse needs of customers and staff, so that more people can participate.

To be eligible for this award, businesses must operate in the City of Ryde local government area. They must also demonstrate a commitment to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for customers and staff, and demonstrate how the business is adopting inclusive practices that go above and beyond.

How to Nominate a Business for the Inclusion Award

Nominations are welcome from everyone in the community. Customers can nominate an inclusive business and provide examples to support their nomination.

Business owners and staff can also nominate their business. Self-nominations must include specific examples of their inclusive approach in their business delivery and customer service.

To nominate your business or another business for the 2022 Inclusion Award, download the nomination form and return by email or post. Details are provided on the form.

Nominate for the Inclusion Award(PDF, 469KB)

Nominations close on Wednesday 26 October 2022 for the Inclusion Award.

Watch the video below of the 2019 Inclusion Award winner.