QRC Indigenous Awards

2023 QRC Indigenous Awards

Nominations for the 2023 QRC Indigenous Awards, which will be held in Brisbane on the evening of Thursday 22 June 2023, are now open.

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.

The QRC invites companies and individuals to nominate themselves or others for a QRC Indigenous Award. Finalists receive widespread industry and peer recognition in front of more than 300 industry and government stakeholders, as well as invaluable networking and career development opportunities.

Sponsorship opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities will open shortly.  If your organisation is interested in sponsoring,  please email [email protected]

Award categories

The QRC is now accepting nominations for six award 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.

Applications close 14 April 2023.

Past QRC Indigenous Awards

To view photos and videos from previous awards

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

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