Australasian Reporting Awards

Entries to the 2017 Australasian Reporting Awards (ARA) are now open – – entries close on 9 December 2016 and on 31 January 2017 for YE December organisations.

The Awards provide an opportunity for organisations to benchmark their reports against ‘world best practice’. Many organisations take advantage of the ARA benchmarking and feedback process to raise the standard of their reporting, and to gain peer and stakeholder recognition with an Award. In addition to the benchmarking assessment of the whole report in the general award category, ARA offers  competitive Special Awards for Reporting on Governance; Sustainability; Online; Integrated; Work Health & Safety; and for Communication. These Awards focus attention on, and recognise effective reporting on key areas that may affect an organisation’s performance – and its reputation!

Awards will be presented at a special gala dinner in Melbourne in June 2017 following the rigorous judging process.

ARA is an independent not-for-profit organisation committed to improving the communication of business and financial information in Australia and New Zealand since 1950 and more recently has been attracting entries from the Asia Pacific Region.


Award Categories

The Awards provide all organisations that produce an annual report an opportunity to benchmark their annual reports against the ARA criteria which are based on world best practice. In the General Award, Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards are presented to recognise the achievement of a high standard.

Special Awards: Competitive Special Awards are presented in specific areas of reporting such as Governance, Sustainability and Work Health & Safety, and for Communication, Integrated Reporting and Online Reporting. There is also an Award for the Best First Time Entry.