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The broking industry’s event of the year

Nominate NOW and take the first step in being recognised as one of Australia’s top brokers and brokerages.

The Better Business Awards not only acknowledges the brokers who are leading the charge in each state and territory — those with the most effective businesses, teams, marketing strategies and integrated offerings — but also the lenders and aggregator BDMs that are best servicing brokers’ evolving needs.

The Better Business Awards provides an excellent platform for talented brokers and offices across Australia to gain recognition and celebrate the best in the industry in their local markets.

Key to successful broking is building up a local presence and servicing clients in your immediate catchment area with dedication and skill. To be an outstanding broker, it’s not just about writing volume, it’s about customer service and dedication to the client’s best interests.

The Adviser is excited to announce this year, we will be hosting an awards night in each state! Following COVID-19 guidelines, this multi-state awards night will be limited in capacity, so be sure to be the first to get your ticket!

Keep connected with your peers and network with the industries best, face-to-face. Stay tuned for more information to come!

Key dates to remember

Submissions open

Submit your entry here, or nominate a colleague here and get the recognition you deserve.

Submissions close

Please contact Lizzie Whitlock on 02 9922 3300 if you have any questions or need help lodging your submission or email
[email protected].

Finalists announced

Make sure you are registered for updates here.

Awards Night

Register your FREE place now!

Why Enter

Gain national recognition and elevate yourself above the rest as up-and-coming names in your industry and across Australia. Start your submission today and shine a light on your offering and the innovative ways you are transforming the industry.

With a judging panel including senior finance leaders, business executives, entrepreneurs and innovators, a Better Business Award is peer-reviewed recognition of your capabilities in broking and passion for driving the industry forward.

Securing a Better Business Award will set you apart from the industry, celebrating individuals and businesses as champions of customer service.

The Better Business Awards highlights the pinnacle of innovation and success in the broking industry. Finalists and winners create a benchmark of excellence for their peers and reaffirm their position as leaders for years to come.

How to enter

Follow these 4-easy steps to enter.


Create a login


Download category criteria


Write your submission following the criteria


Save and confirm your submission

Awards 2021 Judges

With a judging panel including senior finance leaders, business executives, entrepreneurs and innovators, the Better Business Awards is peer-reviewed recognition of your capabilities in broking and passion for driving the industry forward.

We’re currently assembling a respected panel of judges who will review and assess all 20+ categories based on the methodology. Full details on our judging panel will be released shortly.

The awards are open to all businesses operating in Australia supporting the broking industry, and will be a desirable accolade for both individuals and businesses seeking to forge their role in broking.

For full details on category criteria for all 20+ categories, and to commence your submission, register today.

Also, don’t miss out on nominating a broker, network, business, innovator, leader or aggregator for a Better Business Award.

Nominating is easy and will take less than a minute using the form found here. Nominations across multiple categories can be done on the one form.

Andrew Phanartzis


Brett Spencer

Opica Group Australia

Candice Gillies

Colin James

The Colin James Method

Douglas Driscoll

Starr Partners real estate group

Fariborz Moshirian

Gareth Woodham

Jackson Millan

Jason Back

Broker Essentials

Josh Frith

Managing Director
The Dubs

Liz Stamford

Mark Zaglas

Encore Adviser Group

Michael Field

Managing Partner (NSW)
EvettField Partners

Michael Trencher

Impact Consulting

Peter Aquilina

Real Estate Dynamics

Peter Lynch

Peter Williams

Chartered Accountants ANZ

Roland Youakim

Founder & Managing Director

Sascha Moore

Create Design & Marketing

Suzan Burton

Professor of Marketing
Western Sydney University

Tyrone Hodge

Regional Director
Valuation and Advisory

About the Organiser



The Better Business Awards is an initiative of The Adviser, the integrated market intelligence platform for Australia’s broking professionals.

Part of Momentum Media’s suite of brands, The Adviser is the trusted publication for information and insights critical to the business of mortgage and finance broking in Australia.

The Adviser is available across a dedicated suite of digital assets, including web, mobile, podcasts, social, newsletters and broadcast channels — complemented by awards, events and benchmarking.

In an industry under competitive tension through digitisation, disintermediation and challenging markets, The Adviser provides leadership, insights, recognition and interpretation to keep brokers engaged, driven and inspired.



Momentum Media is driven to creating Australia’s most influential media and professional development business across the markets we operate in.

Our events business is recognised as one of the best in Australia, with a number of our awards programs securing national accolades.

Among our leading awards programs are the Australian Law Awards, the Australian Broking Awards, the Australian Accounting Awards, the Australian Defence Industry Awards, the Women in Finance Awards and the REB Awards. For more details, visit our website here.

With a reach spanning over a million professionals, high-net-worth individuals and SME business owners, Momentum is connected to the rapidly changing preferences and attitudes of our communities — and we’re making a positive contribution for them to thrive.

Momentum Media’s suite of brands help shape the direction of corporate Australia through delivering market intelligence, news, insights, leadership and knowledge across key market segments — ensuring organisations and individuals are better informed.

Whether it’s defence, national security and space through to mortgages, financial advice, legal or accounting, our aim is to be peerless and to excel in all facets of our business.

This vision empowers Momentum to set the standard that other media businesses admire and seek to emulate.

And there’s a good reason why Momentum remains one of the fastest-growing media businesses in Australia: we do media our way.

We’re a trailblazing business that relishes challenge, change and opportunity. We’re not shackled to any form of communication and are driven by delivering essential content and intelligence to our audiences via the channels that they choose.

This ranges from digital and mobile news and market intelligence, conferences and events, benchmarking, research and analysis through to broadcast, print, podcast, social and awards.