Categories, Divisions & Accreditation Requirements

Members can apply for a total of 2 Divisional Awards in their Primary/Secondary Industry Division PLUS 2 Supplementary Awards

AWARD CATEGORY BUSINESS SIZE INDUSTRY DIVISION DIVISIONAL ACCREDITATION ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS
DIVISIONAL AWARDS
Best Aftermarket & Retail Business Small Business GD No  

VTDA members can apply in:
– Best Tyre Dealer categories

Best Aftermarket & Retail Business Large Business GD No
Best Auto Electrical Small Business AED Yes
Best Auto Electrical Large Business AED Yes
Best Auto Recycler Small Business ADRD Yes
Best Auto Recycler Large Business ADRD Yes
Best Body Repairer – Passenger Vehicle Small Business BRD Yes
Best Body Repairer – Passenger Vehicle Large Business BRD Yes
Best Commercial Vehicle Body Repairer Open CVIAV Yes
Best Commercial Vehicle Dealer Small Business CVIAV Yes
Best Commercial Vehicle Dealer Large Business CVIAV Yes
Best Commercial Vehicle Manufacturer Open CVIAV Yes
Best Engine Reconditioner Small Business ERAV Yes
Best Engine Reconditioner Large Business ERAV Yes
Best Farm Machinery Dealer Small Business FIMDA Yes
Best Farm Machinery Dealer Large Business FIMDA Yes
Best General Division Business Small Business GD No
Best General Division Business Large Business GD No
Best Heavy Towing (HTT) Operator – Statewide Open TOD Yes
Best Heavy Vehicle Equipment Manufacturer Open GD / CVIAV No
Best Mechanical – Light Engines
(motorcycle, powered engines and marine)
Small Business ARD / ERAV / GD / MID No
Best Mechanical – Light Engines
(motorcycle, powered engines and marine)
Large Business ARD / ERAV / GD / MID No
Best Mechanical, Light Vehicle – Metropolitan Small Business ARD Yes  

VADA members can apply in either:
– Best Mechanical, Light Vehicle – Metropolitan New Car Dealers
– Best Mechanical, Light Vehicle – Regional New Car Dealers

Best Mechanical, Light Vehicle – Metropolitan Large Business ARD Yes
Best Mechanical, Light Vehicle – Regional Small Business ARD Yes
Best Mechanical, Light Vehicle – Regional Large Business ARD Yes
Best Mechanical, Light Vehicle – Metro New Car Dealer Open VADA Yes  

Only applicable to VADA members

Best Mechanical, Light Vehicle – Regional New Car Dealer Open VADA Yes
Best Mechanical, Heavy Vehicle Small Business CVIAV / ARD Yes  

Heavy vehicles over 2.7 tonnes

Best Mechanical, Heavy Vehicle Large Business CVIAV / ARD Yes
Best Metro Accident (allocated) Towing Operator Open TOD Yes
Best Motorcycle Dealer Small Business MID Yes
Best Motorcycle Dealer Large Business MID Yes
Best New Car Dealer *Small Business VADA Yes *24 or less FTEs – Full Time Equivalent (employees)
Best New Car Dealer *Large Business VADA Yes *25 or more FTEs – Full Time Equivalent (employees)
Best Parts / Component Manufacturer Open GD / CVIAV No
Best Regional Accident Towing Operator Open TOD Yes
Best Service Station & Convenience Store Small Business SSCD Yes
Best Service Station & Convenience Store Large Business SSCD Yes
Best Trade Towing Operator – Statewide Open TOD / GD No
Best Transmission Specialist Small Business ATSG Yes
Best Transmission Specialist Large Business ATSG Yes
Best Tyre Dealer Small Business VTDA Yes
Best Tyre Dealer Large Business VTDA Yes
Best Used Car Dealer Small Business UCTD Yes
Best Used Car Dealer Large Business UCTD Yes
SUPPLEMENTARY AWARDS
Best Business Woman in Automotive Open ALL No * Special conditions apply
Best Restoration Project
(Body, Mechanical, Overall)
Open ALL No * Special conditions apply
* 1 award
Unsung Hero Award Open ALL No * Special conditions apply
* 2 awards
Young Entrepreneur of the Year Open ALL No * Special conditions apply

* Applicable to 16-35 years of age

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