Award Categories

The 2018 VACC Industry Awards, the only Victorian automotive industry awards that recognise individual achievement and company success, are back for a third year.

We are excited to announce some new award categories for 2018, and the following changes are now in place.

NEW IN 2018

Best Restoration Project – Open to accredited and non-accredited VACC members

Unsung Hero Award (x3) – Open to accredited and non-accredited VACC members

Best Parts/Component Manufacturer - Open to accredited and non-accredited VACC members

Best Mechanical, Light Vehicle - Regional Small & Large Business – open to ARD accredited members

Best Mechanical, Light Vehicle - Metro Small & Large Business – open to ARD accredited members
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VACC members who are accredited to a VACC Division are eligible to apply for the following awards and are broken down into Best Small Business (Six or less employees); Best Large Business (seven or more employees)..

  • Best Mechanical, Light Vehicle – Regional
  • Best Mechanical, Light Vehicle – Metropolitan
  • Best Mechanical, Heavy Vehicle
  • Best Body Repairer – Passenger Vehicle
  • Best Auto Electrical
  • Best Engine Reconditioner
  • Best Auto Recycler
  • Best Service Station & Convenience Store
  • Best New Car Dealer
  • Best Used Car Dealer
  • Best Motorcycle Dealer
  • Best Farm Machinery Dealer
  • Best Tyre Dealer
  • Best Transmission Specialist
  • Best Commercial Vehicle Dealer

The following category (8 awards) are open to accredited and non-accredited VACC members.

  • Best General Member Business Award (Small and Large Business)
  • Best Aftermarket & Retail Award (Small and Large Business)
  • Best Trade Towing Operator – Statewide 
  • Best Heavy Vehicle Equipment Manufacturer
  • Best Restoration Project
  • Best Unsung Hero
  • Best Mechanical, Light Engine (Small and Large Business)
  • Best Parts/Component Manufacturer

The following Commercial Vehicle Division awards require accreditation in CVIA or CVMBA and are for all businesses regardless of employee size

  • Best Commercial Vehicle Body Repairer
  • Best Commercial Vehicle Manufacturer

The Towing Division awards require accreditation in TOW and are for all businesses regardless of employee size:

  • Best Heavy Towing (HTT) Operator – Statewide
  • Best Metro Accident (allocated) Towing Operator
  • Best Regional Accident Towing Operator

All businesses are required to apply by submission to the relevant category and each criteria has a weighting to enable judges to review submissions. All businesses nominated may be contacted and requested to clearly demonstrate their achievements and spot audits of finalists will be conducted.