HR Awards Finalists Announced

Finalists in the prestigious Australian HR Awards have been announced. The annual awards define excellence in the HR profession, recognising the achievements of HR practitioners, teams and companies across a range of categories.

HRD magazine editor Iain Hopkins spoke to HC about the finalist selection process.

“With a record number of nominations received this year, competition was fierce across the board. In total there are 150 finalists this year from 105 companies that represent a true cross-section of the HR industry’s elite,” he said.

Due to a large number of quality entries, the Australian HR Team of the Year category, sponsored by Frazer Jones, has been divided into two awards for companies with less than 1000 employees and more than 1000 employees, giving more teams the opportunity to be recognised for their achievements.

The finalists for the Australian HR Team of the Year are:

Less than 1000 Employees:

  • Challenger Limited
  • Data#3
  • DLA Piper
  • Minor DKL Food Group
  • Novita Children’s Services
  • Sanofi
  • Stryker South Pacific
  • The Hollard Insurance Company Pty Ltd

More than 1000 Employees:

  • CBRE
  • Crown Melbourne
  • Deloitte
  • MYOB
  • News Corp Australia Operations HR Team
  • Southern Cross Care (NSW & ACT)
  • The Star
  • Westpac Group

Following the next stage of the judging process, this year’s winners will be announced at a gala dinner on Friday 9 September at The Star Sydney.

View the full list of finalists and find out more about the event at