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Fremantle Chamber of Commerce Innovation Excellence


The Fremantle Chamber of Commerce Innovation Excellence Award provides recognition for an organisation that has achieved outstanding results through key initiatives that demonstrate leadership and commitment to excellence in innovation.

Entry to this Award is open to all organisations across the corporate, government, community and not-for-profit sectors in Australia that have a significant footprint in Western Australia.

In preparing entries, organisations should include details of one or more major innovation initiatives, for example:

Judging Criteria:

In determining the winner of this Award, judges will consider the extent to which initiatives described:

PAST Winner

WA Country Health Service - Testimonial 

It was an incredibly proud moment to be announced winners of the Innovation Excellence category at last year’s AIM WA Pinnacle Awards and important recognition of the hard work and dedication of the Emergency Telehealth Service (ETS) team and the dedicated country clinicians who utilise this world-leading service every day.

From its humble beginnings in 2012 in eight small sites across the Wheatbelt to its evolution into the Command Centre in 2019 across more than 80 country hospitals and nursing posts, the ETS has overcome immense challenges and continued to innovate and expand.  But the real winners are the people of country WA; the ones who would not be here without the assistance of the ETS, the ones who would have had worse outcomes or would have had to be transferred far from home.

This award was received the night before the first COVID restrictions were implemented across the state and through many challenging times over the past 14 months, we have often reflected on the poignancy of that night.

Importantly, we were recognised alongside other leading industries making this award for excellence all the more special.  And through the win, we were able to be able to offer some support to Lishman Health Foundation – a Western Australian based organisation supporting regional health research.

Robyn Sermon - Executive Director, Innovation and Development 

Innovation Excellence Award Winner 2019/20


Each Award category will comprise of a judging panel of between five to six business leaders with expertise relevant to the Award. The judges will consider entries against the stated judging criteria and produce a shortlist prior to determining the category winner. For more information click here.


The recipient of this Award will receive leadership and management training to the value of $20,000 to donate to a charity of their choice*, as well as an engraved Pinnacle trophy.

*Refer to the Eligibility Criteria and Terms and Conditions.