Distinction for the Deserved

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Excellence

This is a new category. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Business Excellence Award recognises organisations that have achieved outstanding results through significant initiatives, demonstrating leadership and commitment to excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Business.

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 business initiatives, for example:

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

2018/19 Winner

Black Swan State Theatre Company - Testimonial 

We were thrilled to have received the 2018 AIM WA PERDAMAN Pinnacle Award for Workplace Diversity Excellence. The announcement was made on the same night as the opening of our encore season of You Know We Belong Together, a joyful celebration of community spirit celebrating the lives and experiences of seven artists living with Down syndrome.

In addition to the work produced for the stage, Black Swan State Theatre Company strives for gender parity, diversity, and First Nation representation both on and off stage, as well as in key leadership roles. 

We thank AIM WA for this opportunity and PERDAMAN for their support in leading and acknowledging the importance of diversity in the workplace.

Clare Watson

Artistic Director, Black Swan State Theatre Company of WA.

Workplace Diversity Excellence Award Winner 2018/19


Each Award category will comprise of a judging panel of between six to eight 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.