Recognising HR excellence

The AHRI Awards recognise the best HR practitioners, organisations and leaders paving the way for business best-practice. Winning one is the pinnacle of HR and business excellence. 

For 24 years, the AHRI Awards program has recognised the best HR practices in many different forms that encompass creativity, passion and the ability to make a difference. Awards include diversity and inclusion, innovation and creativity, disability employment, gender equality, HR technology and more.

Be recognised for your outstanding work. Express interest in the 2021 AHRI Awards.

If you apply, you could have:

  • Recognition as an Australian leader in HR and business practice, and of your innovation and success
  • Demonstration of HR values and contributions to the wider business
  • Enhanced employer branding and employee engagement
  • Improved focus on the strategic value of HR and how it measurably impacts on business performance
  • Celebration of professional excellence at the Awards Dinner
  • Opportunity to display the AHRI Awards trophy
  • Exclusive use of finalist and winner logos for building and promoting your brand
  • If you win, you may also have the opportunity to share your story nationally through AHRI publications and the broader media.


Shane Cox - AHRI Awards Winner

"This is a great opportunity for me, and to highlight what we do - the more people that know what we're doing, the more people might come on board, and it's only great from here."
- Shane Cox, HR Diversity Champion Award Winner 2018

Cassie Alexander - AHRI Awards Winner

"The Age Diversity award signals to us that what we’re doing… is really strong. It also gives recognition to the work HR is doing to support this program."
- Cassie Alexander, Department of Finance (Federal Government), Susan Ryan Age Diversity Award Winner 2018

Continuous improvement, stronger impact

Your submission - both successful or not - will receive comprehensive feedback from our expert judging panel so that you can improve on and continue the pursuit of excellence in your work. The feedback demonstrates how the HR profession can elevate its performance to ensure that they are continuing to strengthen their impact to the business and the wider community. 

Awards Partner