The Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence (WSABE) is the premier event in the Greater Western Sydney Region founded by the Parramatta Chamber of Commerce in 1990. This premier Awards Gala annually recognises outstanding business leaders and organisations who are actively contributing to Western Sydney’s rapidly developing economy. 

On Friday 21 September, more than 700 of Western Sydney’s most influential business leaders and professionals flooded into Rosehill Gardens Racecourse to attend the 28th annual Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence Awards Gala.

With an exciting racing carnival theme and a record turnout, the atmosphere at this year’s WSABE Gala was one that had never been experienced before. Adding to this energy were some highly engaging, critically acclaimed entertainment pieces, courtesy of Riverside Theatres and Dance XS Studio.

WSABE were proud to welcome back The Hon Gladys Berejiklian, Premier of New South Wales, as our keynote speaker for the third consecutive year. We would also like to extend our gratitude to Luke Foley MP, Shadow Minister for Western Sydney and Leader of the Opposition, for once again supporting the WSABE platform and speaking at the 2018 Gala.

The WSABE committee would like to extend a huge congratulations to all of the winners who were announced on the night. Having received roughly 300 entries of an exceptional standard, each and every winner should be proud of their accomplishments and we wish them the very best of luck in their future business activity. A special mention to Featherdale Wildlife Park, who were deemed the winners of WSABE’s most prestigious award, the Commonwealth Bank Business of the Year.

Finally, we would like to thank all sponsors and supporting chambers for their contributions to what was the best WSABE Gala to date. It is through your input that WSABE is able to serve as a meeting point for businesses in Western Sydney and build towards its objectives of establishing a more unified and prosperous Western Sydney business community.  

In 2017, the 27th annual WSABE Gala Dinner took place on Friday the 15th of September at Waterview in Bicentennial Park in the presence of the Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP, Premier of New South Wales and Jenny Aitchison MP, Shadow Minister for Small Business among many more.

Over 500 guests including dignitaries such as Hon. Victor Dominello MP, Minister for Finance, Services and Property,  Sophie Cotsis MP, Shadow Minister for Women, Disability Services, Multiculturalism and AgeingDr Geoffrey Lee MP, Member for Parramatta and many more partook in an exceptional night of celebrating success stories of the Greater Western Sydney business community.


This year, WSABE would like to expand on last year’s success, and we want you to do it with us. 


Why Enter WSABE?

The Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence (WSABE) is an awards platform which is now in its 28th year of showcasing the finest businesses and business people that the Greater Western Sydney area has to offer. Having been founded in 1990 by the Parramatta Chamber of Commerce, WSABE has engaged with some hallmark businesses in the Western Sydney region from both an awards and sponsorship perspective and has always been about supporting the ever-growing economic powerhouse that is Western Sydney. WSABE expands the scope of its awards every year to keep up with the level of growth that Western Sydney Business is experiencing. In addition to the long-running number of awards for conventional businesses that WSABE has curated, awards categories have been introduced recently which cater to not-for-profit and charity organisations. For the full list of WSABE categories click here.


WSABE 2018


The 2018 Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence is the 28th iteration of the WSABEs and in the spirit of continued growth, we have added four new categories to the list. Award entrants are now able to further showcase the contribution their business has made to Western Sydney with the addition of multiple new categories, including:


  • Excellence in Education, Training & Careers
  • Excellence in Hospitality & Tourism
  • Excellence in Arts & Culture
  • Excellence in Traditional Trade


We are incredibly excited to see you at all of the upcoming WSABE events. Just so you don’t miss out, we have listed all of the important dates below:


  • WSABE 2018 Entries Open – Thursday, 29th March 2018
  • WSABE 2018 Launch Event – Tuesday, 1st May 2018
  • WSABE 2018 Entries Close – Friday, 20th July 2018 
  • WSABE 2018 Finalists Recognition  – Friday, 24th August 2018
  • WSABE 2018 Gala Awards Dinner – Friday, 21st September 2018
  • WSABE 2018 Winners and Sponsors Celebration – Friday, 2nd November 2018

Entries for the 2018 Western Sydney Awards for Business Excellence are now closed and we could not be more excited to usher in a new generation of Western Sydney’s Finest.  WSABE entries will open in 2019 and you will have another chance to make your mark on the world of Western Sydney Business.


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