About the awards

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards recognise the achievements of manufacturers across the state and showcase the vital role manufacturing plays in Victoria. This year’s theme, ‘Made in Victoria’, highlights the importance of local manufacturing and the breadth of products, technology and ideas produced in the state.

Nominations for the 2022 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards are closed.

Award winners will be announced at the Gala Dinner on 26 July 2022 at the Palladium at Crown. The Gala Dinner provides businesses and individuals with a unique opportunity to network and connect with leaders from across the manufacturing industry.

For more information and to book tickets to the event, please visit the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry website.

2022 award categories

The 2022 award categories are as follows:

Company Awards

  • Manufacturer of the Year – Small Business (less than 20 employees)
  • Manufacturer of the Year – Medium Business (20-200 employees)
  • Manufacturer of the Year – Large Business (over 200 employees)
  • Leader in Workforce Skills Development
  • Leader in Industry 4.0
  • Leader in Innovative Product Development and Commercialisation
  • Leader in Global Supply Chain Partnerships
  • Company Induction to the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame
  • Leader in low carbon economy
  • Outstanding responsiveness to COVID-19
  • Leader in diversity and inclusion

Individual Awards

  • Honour Roll – Service to Industry
  • Woman Manufacturer of the Year
  • Young Manufacturer of the Year

Please note: The Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards did not take place in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19.

The 2019 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards

With the theme of ‘Industrial Evolution’, the 2019 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards highlighted the excellence of Victorian companies and individuals across the state’s manufacturing industry, recognising those who are innovative, visionary and entrepreneurial.

The 2019 Award winners and finalists were announced at the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards Gala Dinner held on 14 May 2019 during National Manufacturing Week.

Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame 2019 souvenir booklet (PDF 2252.58 KB)PDF icon

2019 Company Award winners

  • Company Induction: RUAG Australia
  • Manufacturer of the Year – Small Business: Columbia Australia
  • Manufacturer of the Year – Medium Business: Safetech
  • Manufacturer of the Year – Large Business: Dulux Australia
  • Leader in Workforce Skills Development: Barker Trailers
  • Leader in Industry 4.0: Robert Bosch Australia
  • Leader in Innovative Product Development and Commercialisation: Air Radiators
  • Leader in Global Supply Chain Partnerships: Holden Special Vehicles

2019 Individual Award winners

  • Honour Roll – Service to Industry: Geoffrey Bell
  • Young Manufacturer of the Year:  Nicholas Orchowksi
  • Woman Manufacturer of the Year: Rochelle Avinu

See all 2019 finalist and winner videos on the Business Victoria YouTube channel.