Hosted by the Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise (TSBE) in conjunction with the Western Downs Regional Council

Energy production in the Toowoomba and Surat Basin, from natural gas, coal and renewable projects, makes a major contribution to the National Electricity Market. The region continues to move towards becoming the ‘energy capital’ of Australia, it is important for industry and business to come together to recognise the diversity of energy production, and to continue driving the future of energy in the Toowoomba and Surat Basin region. TSBE is proud to be undertaking the region’s first Energy Awards to help celebrate the people, business and industry that have shaped energy production in Toowoomba and the Surat Basin. This unique event will highlight traditional and emerging industries, celebrate individual and business ambassadors and showcase success stories and key contributors who have paved the way in the energy sector. TSBE invites you to showcase your business through submitting nominations from the listed categories which have been identified as important components to the Toowoomba and Surat Basin region’s success.

The Surat Basin Energy Awards are designed to:

  • Provide recognition and rewards for the key players and emerging leaders within the sector
  • Highlight businesses that have made a major contribution to the growth of the energy sector within the Toowoomba and Surat Basin region
  • Provide marketing opportunities for successful businesses
  • Leverage multiple industry networks through extensive on-the-night networking opportunities
  • Showcase the national importance of the Toowoomba and Surat Basin energy sector
  • Create ambassadors who can showcase their success stories outside the region

The awards ceremony is a celebration of the Toowoomba and Surat Basin energy sector and has been designed to enhance collaboration of industry, benchmark best practice for the region and honour all nominees in a professional and social environment.

 Nominating your business

 There are 13 categories to choose from. Businesses can nominate for more than one category subject to eligibility, view the categories below and start nominating!

  • Export
  • Leadership (Individual nomination)
  • Safety
  • Co-Existence
  • Health & Wellness
  • Local Content
  • Industry Legacy Award (peer nomination)
  • Innovation
  • Community
  • STEM
  • Environmental
  • Apprenticeship & Training
  • Indigenous Achievement 

Nomination is simple, easy and provides businesses the opportunity to highlight their achievements and to support the future of energy in our region. Businesses operating in or supplying services to the energy sector in Toowoomba and the Surat Basin region should nominate to:

  • Support the future growth and diversification of the gas and energy production in the Surat Basin
  • Position your business as a thought leader within the Surat Basin supply chain for the gas and energy sectors
  • Build your local footprint
  • Increase business credibility through your chosen category
  • Support co-existence among local businesses of the Surat Basin region
  • Advocate for investment to the region
  • Support emerging industry leaders of the gas and energy sectors
  • Promote your businesses capability through media and marketing opportunities and collateral
  • Network with a vast range of locally and nationally based businesses
  • Enjoy a great night out full of entertainment

Energy Awards night details:

The awards will be a black-tie gala event held at the Dalby Events Centre in the Western Downs and we’re expecting over 300 business leaders will attend.  The night will include plenty of entertainment, opportunities to network and the highlight will be the awards ceremony. Limited tickets available.

Your attendance at the 2020 Surat Basin Energy Awards will show your support for the industry and the community of the Surat Basin.  We guarantee it will be a great night with plenty of prime networking opportunities for your business.

Date: Thursday, April 30

Location: Dalby Events Centre, Nicholson Street, Dalby Qld 4405

Time: Attendees to arrive around 6pm (The awards ceremony to kick off at 7pm) and estimated finish time is 9:30pm/10pm with further networking post event

Dress Code: Black Tie (men- suits & ties and women – formal cocktail dresses or full length dresses) the theme of the evening is a ‘country twist’

New to the Surat Basin Region?

We welcome new investment and business to our region. All businesses that are part of the energy sector are welcome to attend this event. It will be an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with local businesses and major industry leaders, to build networks and learn how your business can be positioned in the energy sector of Toowoomba and the Surat Basin.

Drinks, canapes and all meals are included in the ticket price.

For more information on the Surat Basin Energy Awards please contact:

It is a simple and easy application process. For any questions or to purchase tickets to the Surat Basin Energy Awards please contact TSBE on (07) 46394 600 or [email protected]. Information regarding terms & conditions, category criteria and judging processes are included in the nomination pack or get in touch with Hayley Hoefler, Membership and Special Projects Officer on 0408 928 616 or [email protected]