Friday 9 August 2024 | THE STAR EVENT CENTRE


Stage One – Nominations

A nationwide call for nominations will be conducted from February to March 2024 using The Educator’s online channels. Any individual or school operating in the Australian K-12 education industry is eligible to submit a nomination, either on their own behalf or for another individual or school. 

Nominations should focus on achievements and results from the previous 12 months. All information contained in the entries that is marked confidential will be treated as such and not be released without permission of the entrant.

All nominations must be submitted via the official Australian Education Awards online portal and must be submitted on or before the final date of entry (15 March 2024). The Australian Education Awards team reserves the right to refuse any nominations submitted after this date. 

Please note: as of 2023, the nomination process is completed in 1 step. Excellence awardees will not be required to provide further information at a later stage. All documents provided to the judging panel will be requested at the time of the nomination. Please allow extra time.


Stage Two – Research and selection of excellence awardees

The Australian Education Awards team will review the submissions and draw on industry knowledge and information gained through sister publication The Educator  to indentify the outstanding schools and individuals in each category that will receive an “Excellence Award”.


Stage Three – Confirmation of excellence awardees

Once the research has been completed, excellence awardees will be selected in each category (except Australian School of the Year and Australian School Principal of the Year) and notified via e-mail. Excellence awardees will also be announced on The Educator’s website on 13 May. Excellence awardees for Australian School of the Year and Australian School Principal of the Year will comprise the winners of the other school and principal categories and will be announced at the event itself.

Stage Four – Judging

The Australian Education Awards team will send the shortlisted excellence awardee submissions to an independent panel of judges, comprising education industry leaders and senior representatives. Judges will be well known and well respected within the industry and their judgment will be impartial, balanced, incisive and fair. Any judge with a conflict of interest in a particular category will recuse themselves from judging that category. Judges will review the excellence awardee submissions and allocate a score for each excellence awardee. The excellence awardee with the highest score in each category once the judging process has been completed will be named the winner.

Stage Five – Awards Ceremony

The winners in each category will be announced at the Australian Education Awards official gala event and awards ceremony on Friday, 9 August 2024 at The Star Event Centre, in Sydney. Winners will also be published on The Educator’s website.


Register today and keep up to date with every key deadline and milestone throughout the Australian Education Awards process.