Get ready for an exciting 2023 event as the Moonee Ponds Traders Association presents the highly anticipated Moonee Ponds Business Awards! 

It’s time to shine a spotlight on the incredible businesses and people who have achieved excellence in their industries right here in our local Moonee Ponds community.

These awards not only celebrate and acknowledge outstanding work, but also provide a chance for businesses to reflect on their practices and receive well-deserved recognition. We believe that supporting local businesses is the key to fostering a thriving and bustling community, and the Moonee Ponds Business Awards aim to inspire everybody to get involved in the mission.

By participating in the Moonee Ponds Business Awards, we can raise awareness about the vital connections between businesses, local employment, and the overall prosperity of our community. Let’s get behind our Moonee Ponds businesses and show them how much we support and appreciate them.

Key Dates 

  • Applications open: 1 September 2023
  • Applications close: 30 September 2023
  • Winners announced: 25 October 2023

Award Categories 

The Moonee Ponds Business Awards offers a wide range of categories eligible for awards, ensuring that businesses from many industries that make up Moonee Ponds have an opportunity to shine. Categories include:

  • Business of the Year— Recognising a business that has demonstrated outstanding achievements, performance, and innovation (Open to any business that has won an award category)
  • Best New Business (Open to any new business that commenced operations within the past two years)
  • Best Cafes and Takeaways
  • Best Fashion
  • Best Fresh Produce
  • Best Goods and Services
  • Best Hair and Beauty
  • Best Health and Wellbeing
  • Best Professional Services
  • Best Restaurants, Pubs, and Bars

Eligibility Criteria 

The 2023 Moonee Ponds Business Awards are free to enter. Businesses must meet the following eligibility criteria: 

  • Each business may only submit one application
  • The business’s primary address must be located in the Moonee Ponds Shopping Precinct
  • The business must not be in breach of any state/territory or local government law or regulation


The Moonee Ponds Business Awards winners (except for Business of the Year) will not only receive well-deserved recognition but also be presented with cash prizes of $1000 each.

The winner of the Business of the Year will receive both recognition and a $3,000 cash prize.

The winners will be announced online and in Moonee Valley City Council publication. Will be presented with their cheque, certificate and trophy from the Moonee Valley City Council Mayor.

Vote Now! 

Join us in fostering and celebrating growth, recognition, and connection within our vibrant community! Regardless of the industry you’re in, you’re a crucial thread in the Moonee Ponds tapestry, and we’d love to acknowledge your role. Apply for the 2023 Moonee Ponds Business Awards today!