Timeline + Fees

If you have an innovative design project you believe is worthy of recognition, then we want to hear from you. 

Please review the Timeline, Eligibility Criteria and Fees before submitting your entry to the Australian Good Design Awards.


Eligibility Criteria

  1. The Australian Good Design Awards is an international awards program that accepts entries from all countries and regions. 
  2. Entry must be completed or available on the market prior to the Australian Good Design Awards Ceremony. Projects still under development or construction are not eligible to enter.
  3. Product entries must be complete products, not parts thereof. Individual products sold within a range (not for individual sale) are not eligible to enter – the full range must be submitted for evaluation. A component of a product is not eligible to enter unless it is sold separately. 
  4. Medical and/or therapeutic goods available for sale in Australia must have appropriate Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approval to be eligible for entry. Entries must comply with any applicable standards and/or safety certification (only if required).

Next Gen Category Eligibility Criteria

  1. Entrants must be 30 or under at the time of the Entry Deadline.
  2. Entrants must be Australian or New Zealand citizens or studying at a recognised Australian or New Zealand University, TAFE or secondary college. 
  3. Entries are not required to be commercially available. Concepts and University projects are eligible for entry.


If you would like to prepare your responses prior to submitting your entry online, we recommend logging in to the Entry Portal and starting an entry. Once you have selected your Category you will be able to download a Blank Entry PDF to help you draft your application.

Please note all entries must be submitted online via the Entry Portal.

Awards Timeline

Entries Open
Mid February 2024

Early Bird Deadline
15 March 2024

Entries Deadline
03 May 2024

May to July 2024

Results Notification
Early August 2024

Awards Ceremony
Fri 20th September  2024
Grand Ballroom, ICC Sydney

Registration Fees

Entry to the Australian Good Design Awards incurs a standard Registration Fee, as below. 

Discipline Registration Fee
Next Gen (Student) Free to Enter
Social Impact $195 AUD per entry
All Other Disciplines $495 AUD per entry

Early Bird Discount of 10% automatically applied to all entries submitted before the deadline at midnight (AEST). Date TBC.  

All fees are excl. GST and may be subject to an additional credit card surcharge.

Winning entries will be automatically included in the Winner’s Package at an additional cost.

Winner's Package Fees


The Good Design Winner’s Package provides winners with the opportunity not only to celebrate and promote their success, but to gain recognition and exposure to a global audience. It offers an array of benefits that are designed to help you maximise the impact of your award-winning project.

The Winner’s Package incurs an additional fee, based on the applicant’s company size. For applicants where the Winner’s Package fee may be a barrier to entry (such as, but not exclusive to NFPs, NGOs and start-ups), Good Design Australia offers financial assistance on a case-by-case basis.

Company Size Winner’s Package Fee
Start-up (1 Employee) $750 AUD per winning entry
Small (2-4 Employees) $1,250 AUD per winning entry
Medium (5-19 Employees) $2,250 AUD per winning entry
Large (20-99 Employees) $3,250 AUD per winning entry
Enterprise (100+ Employees) $4,250 AUD per winning entry

*All fees are excl. GST and may be subject to an additional credit card surcharge.

Winner’s Package Inclusions:

  • Unrestricted use of Australian Good Design Award registered trademark
  • Lifetime Project Profile on the Good Design Winner Index
  • Media Release with personalised Jury Comments
  • Engraved Australian Good Design Award Trophy
  • Two Australian Good Design Award Certificates
  • Feature in Australian Good Design Awards Yearbook
  • Ongoing promotion through Good Design Australia’s Social Channels
  • Free Entry into Singapore Good Design Awards – SG Mark
    (Please note, this offer relates only to the submission fee, should you be selected as a Winner there are additional costs associated with their Award-Winner Package).
  • Option to Licence the Korean Good Design Award Trademark
    (Please note, this is optional and provided on request. There is an additional cost of $250 USD payable to the KIDP to licence this Trademark).