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QRC Indigenous Awards

The QRC Indigenous Awards celebrate leading practice Indigenous participation achievements in the Queensland resources sector. The awards promote the industry as a career of choice for Indigenous people, and showcase Indigenous role models and ambassadors within our sector.

About this event

Companies and individuals are encouraged to self-nominate or nominate others for a QRC Indigenous Award. Finalists gain industry recognition, with exposure to over 300 stakeholders, offering valuable networking and career development opportunities.

Starting from 2023, the QRC Indigenous Awards are now a biennial event, with the next awards slated for 2025. In 2024, the inaugural QRC Indigenous Forum showcased industry contributions and achievements.

Awards Categories

Indigenous Advocacy Award | recognises Indigenous or non-Indigenous individuals that have demonstrated outstanding effort to encourage, promote and advocate for increasing Indigenous participation within the resources sector.

Exceptional Indigenous Person in Queensland Resources Award | recognises exceptional achievement by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person working with the Queensland resources sector in any occupation or profession.

Indigenous Rising Star Award | recognises exceptional achievement by an early-career Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person working with the Queensland resources sector in any occupation or profession.

Exceptional Indigenous Business in Queensland Resources Award | recognises exceptional achievement by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander business supplying the Queensland resources sector.

Best Company Indigenous Initiative Award | recognises companies that have developed and maintained strategies that enhance the attraction and retention of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples within the resources industry or the broader economy.

Exceptional Indigenous Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy Student Award | recognises exceptional achievement by an Indigenous student at a QMEA school who has shown significant promise and passion for a career in the Queensland resources sector.

 

Click the links below to view details from our previous QRC Indigenous Awards:

2023 QRC Indigenous Awards, click here and the list of winners, click here.

2022 QRC Indigenous Awards, click here and the list of winners, click here.

2020 QRC Indigenous Awards video and list of winners, click here

2019 QRC Indigenous Awards, click here and the list of winners, click here.