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All First Nations Awards 2024 is an annual celebration of Indigenous excellence and achievement. At All First Nations, we are dedicated to empowering Indigenous businesses, services, products, education, and events. 

Through this initiative, we reaffirm our commitment to uplifting and acknowledging the invaluable contributions of Indigenous businesses.

Stay tuned for updates and be a part of our journey towards a more empowered future!

Unveiling Potential, Celebrating Excellence

In Australia, the employment rate for Indigenous Australians stands at 40%, a notable contrast to the 57% for the broader population. Furthermore, only 60% of Indigenous workers hold full-time positions, while the figure rises to 72% for non-Indigenous individuals. These figures reveal a stark reality – many Indigenous Australians face challenges of under-employment and under-education. Through our Awards ceremony, we aim to not only recognise but also showcase the exceptional talent within Indigenous communities.
We invite you to embark on this remarkable journey with us, as we come together to champion Indigenous suppliers and offer them the well-deserved acknowledgment they’ve earned. By joining forces, we pledge to make a meaningful impact, fostering a more inclusive and economically vibrant future for all. Together, we are catalysts of positive change, united in our pursuit of lasting transformation.

Save the Date:

An Unforgettable Evening Awaits!
All First Nations Awards 2024

Date: 6th of September 2024
Time: 6:30 PM (AEST)
Venue: Australian National Museum, Canberra, ACT

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Important Dates

Nominations close – 6th June, 2024
Announcement of Finalists – 6th July, 2024
The Award winners announced at the Australian National Museum, Canberra – 6th September, 2024

if you have any questions about the awards please see the FAQ at the bottom of the page or you’re having trouble submitting the form please email us directly to [email protected] 


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“Understanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and culture and taking it to another level, is a key element to reconciliation. I believe in Reconciliation and the elements that positive leadership can provide.

I believe in the bringing together of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Non- Indigenous Australians as we all deserve equal value, quality, and education.

I am a proud Kamilaroi woman and I believe in the respect of culture and heritage of all of our Indigenous communities and the need to keep cultural education current in the eyes of all. It’s a collective process that as Australians, we can all take a part in…”

-Julie Okely

All First Nations Award Categories


Elder of the Year – Male (Uncle)
Elder of the Year – Female (Aunty)
Lifetime Achievement in Sport
Lifetime Achievement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Performing Arts
Lifetime Achievement in Leadership
Lifetime Contribution Award for Healing the Stolen Generations


AFN Person of the Year
Deadly Star of the Year
Emerging Star of the Year
Business Excellence Award
Student or Apprentice of the Year

AFN Deadly Music

Most Promising New Talent in Music
Band of the Year
Male Artist of the Year
Female Artist of the Year

AFN Deadly Arts

Dancer of the Year
Artist of the Year – Male
Artist of the Year – Female
Visual Artist of the Year
Actor of the Year – Male
Actor of the Year – Female
Author of the Year – Male
Author of the Year – Female
Film of the Year
Movie of the Year
Television Show of the Year
Outstanding Achievement in Literature

AFN Deadly Awards

Deadly Dressed – Gala Luxury
Deadly Dressed – Cultural
Deadly Dressed – Fashion


Most Promising New Talent in Sport – Female
Most Promising New Talent in Sport – Male
Female Sportsperson of the Year
Male Sportsperson of the Year


Outstanding Achievement in Health
Outstanding Achievement in Education
Health Worker of the Year
Outstanding Achievement in Employment
Community Broadcaster of the Year
Outstanding Achievement in Cultural Advancement
Outstanding Achievement in Science
Excellence in Health Through the Promotion of Healthy and Smoke-Free Lifestyles
Journalism Story of the Year


Non-profit Excellence Award

Deadly Business Excellence Award

Multi-Business Excellence Award

Young Leader Award

Trainee, Cadet or Apprentice Award

Working with Vulnerable People Award

LGBTQIA+ Business Excellence Award

Cyber Security Services 


Events Business Award
Financial Services Business Award
Children’s Engagement Award
Children’s Education Award
Digital Services Award
Podcast Award

Remote Business (location) Award

Remote Product (location) Award
Product Innovation Award
Fashion Creative Award
One to Watch Award
Overcoming the Odds Award
Entrepreneur Award
Business Pivot Award
Sustainable Product Award
Professional Services Business/Cyber Award
Product Design Award
Food & Beverage Award
Digital Innovation/Tech Award
Sustainability Award
All First Nations Ignite Award
All First Nations Accelerate Award
Global Brand Award
Retail Business Award
Service Business Award
B2B Service Business Award
Business Support (VA or PA) Award
Hair Business Award
Beauty Business Award
Health & Wellbeing Business Award
Handmade Business Award


Can I enter more than one category? Yes.

Do I have to be a member of the All First Nation to be nominated? No. Anyone can nominate or be nominated  

Can I nominate my own business or does someone else have to nominate me? Yes you can nominate yourself.  

How do I nominate? You can nominate your own business or a business you love, by filling out the form above. You or the business owner you have nominated will then be sent an email with the details to complete the awards application form  

Do I have to go to the awards? Attending the awards will not be compulsory, however we would love to see you at the event if possible it’s an important part of the awards experience and community.

Should I contact my local media? Yes. All nominees are encouraged to contact their local media and we will provide you with a media release template. Please let us know if someone runs your story. Finalists and winners must also be available for any media inquiries and interviews in the lead-up and following the  All First Nation Awards.  

If my friends are too busy to vote, can I vote for them? No. Only one vote per person is allowed, voting for anyone else or voting more than once is cheating and may result in your profile being paused or disqualification.  

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