The North Shore Local Business Awards aim to recognise the best businesses in a range of industries. They are the most comprehensive business awards program which covers a wide range of industry categories.

How do the Awards work?

The Local Business Awards are conducted over an eleven-week period.


Award Categories 

The awards honor local businesses over a wide range of categories. Here are a selection of the categories included:

  • Automotive Services
  • Bakery/Cake Shop
  • Beauty Services
  • Butcher
  • Café
  • Child Care Services
  • Delicatessen/Gourmet Food
  • Education Service
  • Fashion Shop
  • Fast Food/Takeaway
  • Fitness Services
  • Florist
  • Fruit & Vegetable Shop
  • Hairdresser
  • Health Improvement Services
  • Home Furniture Store
  • Jewellery Store
  • New Business
  • Pharmacy
  • Pizza Restaurant
  • Professional Services
  • Real Estate Agency
  • Restaurant
  • Seafood Outlet
  • Service & Trade
  • Specialised Business
  • Specialised Retail Business


When do Nominations Open?

The public will have the opportunity to recognise their favourite local business by nominate them in a selected category. Customers are able to nominate a business by:

  • Visiting the Local Business Awards website.
  • Submitting coupons provided in one of our local Media Partner.
  • Submitting coupons located at their favorite business' premises.

When do Nominations Close?

The Local Business Awards will announce when Nominations close for a specific region. Nominations will be accepted up until the Nominations closing date.



How are Finalists Selected?

Finalists are selected based on the number of online and printed nominations they receive in their specific category, the most popular businesses will be selected.

Finalist businesses will be notified of their selection by the Local Business Awards by email or telephone. Finalists will received a Finalist Pack that includes an Invitation to the Local Business Awards Gala Presentation Evening, a Certificate, the Judging Criteria and General Information about the Awards.

What is the Judging Process?

Once the votes are recieved, it’s time to start the process of judging. The finalists are judged based on a two stage process:

  • Information received by each business (Qualifying).
  • A visit by one of our anonymous judges (Judging).

When are finalists announced?

The finalists of each category will be announced by one of our Media Partners.

When are Winners Announced?

The winners are announced at the prestigious Local Business Awards Gala Presentation Evening attended by local business people, sponsors and dignitaries. Tickets are only available to finalists and sponsors.


The Awards Night

The awards night is the most anticipated part of the business awards! There is plenty of great food and entertainment, and of course the announcement of the Local Business Award winners. It’s a great oppurtunity for the winners to share the exciting occasion with their family, friends, and staff.


Why should I vote for PaintAccess?

There are plenty of worthy businesses up for the award, so why should you vote for PaintAccess? Well, we don’t want to toot our own horn too much! But here are a few of the aspects of our business that we think helps us to stand out!

Affiliate program

Our affiliate provides you with the opportunity to become an affiliate partner and an easy way to make passive income from the comfort of your own home! Whether you are a large network, content site, social media influencer or blogger, you can become an affiliate partner with PaintAccess. The best part is that you can earn up to 5% commission on every successful referral. For more information and to sign up to become an affiliate partner, visit PaintAccess’ affiliate page.

Trade discount

We’re constantly looking for ways to help you save money and stay on budget. We realise that budget is an important concern, particularly for DIY homeowners. Just one of the many ways we have been helping tradies is by introducing a permanent discount available to all tradespeople and companies. PaintAccess offers a 7% discount on orders over $200, and all you have to do to claim this discount is fill out a quick identity verification form. Visit the trade discount page on PaintAccess’ website to get started!

Fast delivery Australia-wide 

As an Australian-based independent small business, we have prioritised making paint and paint accessories as accessible as possible to all Australians. Our focus is on accessibility and convenience. As such, we offers delivery Australia-wide, with impressive speed to ensure you get your items right when you need them. 

In fact, we value the importance of our customers' time that we are proud to offer the fastest delivery in the industry! In the current COVID climate, more and more people are opting to shop online, and we’ve has worked hard to make sure the convenience of online shopping is as easy as possible for our customers.

On-site repairs 

Sometimes, things go wrong, and you find yourself in the position of needing a repair. You don’t want to have to travel long distances or waste time researching service centres just to get your sprayer repaired!

 Luckily, at PaintAccess we offer the convenience of small sprayer repairs on-site in our St Leonards warehouse. For bigger machines, we have authorised Graco repair centres in all states of Australia. No matter the issue, we have ensured that you’re covered 24/7.

Best advice 

Not only does PaintAccess offer the best selection and price, but twe offer expert advice - no matter if you’re a DIY homeowner, a tradie, or anything in between. After all, nobody knows more about the needs of painters than a company established by painters themselves. 

 Simply visit our St Leonards warehouse for in-person advice or email or call, and one of our friendly customer service assistants will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Benefits to small businesses

The North Shore Local Business Awards provide many benefits to the local businesses that participate in them. Businesses get the chance to promote themselves and highlight their strengths, giving them the opportunity to engage with potential future customers. They also get to display their range of products and services and provide in-store displays of their local business awards success. Success in the awards demonstrates that a business provides top-notch products and services, and the business also gets the satisfaction of knowing their efforts have been recognised!