RIN Awards Gala Dinner 2024

The annual RIN Awards Gala Dinner will be held on Friday, 9th August 2024 at the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre (MECC) in Mackay. The RIN Awards recognise the significant achievements and enterprise that local businesses are demonstrating across seven categories including innovation and diversity, expansion into new markets, safety foremost, standing out from the crowd, connecting in the community, champion culture and manufacturing excellence. The RIN Awards provide a means by which outstanding performance can be revealed, acknowledged and celebrated. With more than 350 people in attendance, it is a special night where industry gathers and collectively applauds the regional businesses doing great things. Tickets available until sold out.

Tickets go on sale from Monday, 27th May 2024

Award nomination applications are open from Monday, 27th May 2024



With thanks to our 2024 Partners!


SILVER PARTNER: Mackay Regional Council




Safety Foremost Award – Sponsored by Diacon Australia

Champion Culture Award – Sponsored by Field Mining Services Group

Connecting in the Community Award - Sponsored by Local Buying Foundation

Expansion into New Markets Award – Sponsored by Trade & Investment Queensland

Manufacturing Excellence Award – Sponsored by Queensland Manufacturing Hubs Program

Standing out from the Crowd Award – Sponsored by Onsite Training Australia

Inclusion & Diversity Award – Sponsored by BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA)



Established in 2008, the RIN Awards showcase excellence in business and the significant contribution of local business to the regional economy and community.

The RIN Awards are a positive way to celebrate the many accomplishments happening in the resources sector and a cost-effective way to gain exposure for your business.

Don't miss this fabulous night to celebrate the finalists and winners across seven categories and enjoy a delicious meal and live music from the awesome The Australian INXS Experience!

Come along to the minerial, energy and resources services sector’s night of nights as we recognise the outstanding achievements of supply chain businesses across the Central Queensland region!

Recap for last year's RIN Award Winners!


Striving for Diversity Award Winner - INTELICS

Category Sponsor: BMA BHP Mitsubisi Alliance 

Photo: Ash Vaughan, Intelics (Winner)' Linda Murry, BHP (Category Sponsor), Dan Dennis, Intelics (Winner)


Innovation for Export Award Winner - Village National

Category Sponsor: Trade and Investment Queensland

Photo: Stephen Smith - Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water, Qld Government (Category Sponsor), Jason Sharam - Linked Group (Winner)


Safety Foremost Award Winner - Aurizon

Category Sponsor - Diacon Australia

Photo: Brendan Refalo - Diacon Australia (Category Sponsor) Belinda Johnson - Aurizon (Winner), Gavin Ford - Aurizon (Winner)


Standing out from the Crowd Award Winner - Charlotte Nash-Stewart from FIELD Engineers

Category Sponsor - Onsite Training

Photo: Nathan Corbett - Onsite Training Australia (Category Sponsor), Charlotte Nash-Steward - Field Engineers (Winner)


Connecting in the Community Award Winner - BOQ Mackay City

Catergory Sponsor - The Local Buying Foundation

Photo: Mellissa Westcott - Local Buying Foundation (Category Sponsor), Rebecca Galea - BOQ Mackay City (Winner)


Champion Culture Award Winner - Wisely Group

Category Sponsor - Field Mining Group Services 

Photo: Dean Kane - Wisely Group (Winner), Chris Bugeja - Wisely Group (Winner), Dan Wisely - Wisely Group (Winner), Jason Smith - Field Mining Services Group (Category Sponsor)


Manufacturing Excellence Award Winner - Linked Group Services

Category Sponsor - Manufacturing Queensland

Photo: Stephen Smith - Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water, Qld Government (Category Sponsor), Jason Sharam - Linked Group (Winner)

Congratulations to all the nominees, finalists and winners for this year’s awards program 🎉