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Building Women Awards

Recognising women in building and construction

Amazing business women are all around us who have the ability to:

  • Inspire
  • Create environments in which people thrive
  • Influence
  • Achieve results
  • Motivate
  • Mentor
  • Make things happen

HIA is proud to recognise the significant contribution that women make to the residential and construction industry, and to raise the profile of professional women within the industry, as well as promote and encourage excellence.

The HIA Building Women Awards acknowledges the outstanding achievements of women working in small to large based business to large corporate industries, which excel in leadership and inspire others to succeed beyond expectation.

HIA would also like to recognise and acknowledge women who have overcome significant challenges in their business and/or made a significant contribution as a result of their business success.


How to enter

There are two ways you can submit your nomination. HIA members can upload their submission online.

Non-members in Queensland need to complete a hard copy nomination form, submitted to your local HIA office along with copies of the documents in the checklist.

Entries in South Australia and Northern Territory are limited to HIA members only.


Who can enter

Women who are currently in a profession or role in the building and construction industry or related industry including but not limited to trades, design, professional services, business owners, manufacturer & supplier, senior management and executives.

An individual may nominate themselves, or may be nominated by a third party, subject to nominee’s approval. Past nominees and award winners are permitted to submit nominations for 2021 Awards.

2020 winners

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HIA Professional Woman of the Year

Winner: Rachael Turner


Professional Services

Winner: Peta Charles


Business Woman

Winner: Rachael Turner



Winner: Jessica Rabbitt


HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards

Celebrate the highest level of achievement for the "best of the best" in the residential building industry for award winning designs and builds from across Australia.

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Professional Builder/Renovator Awards

Highly-prized recognition within the industry for extensive business and financial management practices.

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Greensmart Awards

Celebrating sustainably-built homes, new products and GreenSmart Professionals. Gain recognition for your sustainability building practices.

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Business Partner Awards

Recognising the vital work done by those behind-the-scenes in small to medium-sized businesses in the building industry.

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Apprentice Awards

HIA host the Annual Apprentice Awards to recognise and inspire the next generation of apprentices for the construction industry.

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HIA Apprentice Host Trainer Award

Putting the spotlight on apprentice hosts and the important contribution they make for Australian apprentices.

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