Award Categories

Accreditation
Note that many of the award categories are divisional awards that require VACC members to have obtained official accreditation. If you do not know your accreditation status, or would like to commence the accreditation process, contact Vanessa Gibson, Industry Policy Administrator vgibson@vacc.com.au before 30 November 2017 to ensure that the process is completed by closing date of award entries, 28 March 2018.

Small or Large Business
Small Business – 6 or less employees             Large Business – 7 or more employees

*Unsung Hero - Women in Small Business Award – This category is applicable only for businesses with 20 or less employees and will be classified as a Small Business for this award only.

Metro or Regional Business
Note that some Category Awards are divided into Metro or Regional areas. Please refer to this spreadsheet to determine if the location of your business falls within Metropolitan or Regional Victoria (as defined by the Victorian Government). Select the relevant award that is applicable to you.

Category Award Divisional Awards requiring accreditation
Best Auto Electrical
S L
Automotive Electrical Division (AED)
Best Auto Recycler
S L
Automotive Dismantlers & Recyclers Division (ADRD)
Best Body Repairer - Passenger Vehicle
S L
Body Repair Division (BRD)
Best Commercial Vehicle Body Repair Commercial Vehicle Industry/ Body Maker Association (CVIA/CVBMA)
Best Commercial Vehicle Dealer
S L
Commercial Vehicle Industry/ Body Maker Association (CVIA/CVBMA)
Best Commercial Vehicle Manufacturer Commercial Vehicle Industry/ Body Maker Association (CVIA/CVBMA)
Best Engine Reconditioner
S L
Engine Reconditioner Association of Victoria (ERAV)
Best Form Machinery Dealer
S L
Form & Industrial Machinery Dealers Association Vic (FIMDA)
Best Heavy Towing (HTT) Operator - Statewide Towing Operators Division (TOD)
Best Metro Accident (allocated) Towing Operator Towing Operators Division (TOD)
Best Motorcycle Dealer
S L
Motorcycle Industry Division (MID)
Best New Car Dealer
S L
Victorian Automobile Dealers Association (VADA)
Best Regional Accident Towing Operator Towing Operators Division (TOD)
Best Mechanical, Light Vehicle - Metropolitan
S L
Automotive Repairers Division (ARD)
Best Mechanical, Light Vehicle - Regional
S L
Automotive Repairers Division (ARD)
Best Mechanical, Heavy Vehicle
S L
Commercial Vehicle Industry/Body Maker Assoc. (CVIA/CVBMA/ARD)
Best Service Station & Convenience Store
S L
Service Station & Convenience Store Division (SSCSO)
Best Transmission Specialist
S L
Automatic Transmission Specialist Group
Best Tyre Dealer
S L
Victorian Tyre Dealer Association (VTDA)
Best Used Car Dealer
S L
Used Car Traders Division (UCTD)
Category Award VACC Awards for accredited and non-accredited members
Best Aftermarket & Retail Business
S L
VACC Member
Best Heavy Vehicle Equipment Manufacturer VACC Member
Best General Member Business
S L
VACC Member
Best Trade Towing Operator - Statewide VACC Member
Best Unsung Hero x 3 Awards VACC Member
Best Unsung Hero – Women in Small Business VACC Member (* Small Business = 20 or less employees for this category only)
Best Parts/Component Manufacturer VACC Member
Best Mechanical - Light Engines (motorcycle, powered engines and marine)
S L
VACC Member
Best Restoration Project
(passenger, commercial, motorcycle) - Body
VACC Member
Best Restoration Project
(passenger, commercial, motorcycle) - Mechanical
VACC Member
Best Restoration Project
(passenger, commercial, motorcycle) - Overall Restoration
VACC Member

S Small business - 6 or less employees       L Large business - 7 or more employees