Showcase you and your staff’s achievements, gain recognition for successes and promote your business to consumers.

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Attend a jam-packed evening of entertainment in Melbourne! Awards, gourmet food and drinks, music, magic, and more.

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 Celebrate the next gen!

VACC and TACC apprenticeship graduates and award winners are on track for exciting careers.

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The Automotive Industry Awards (AIA) celebrates the best of the best in the automotive industry.

Entering the AIA is a great way to showcase you and your staff’s achievements, gain recognition for your successes and promote your business to consumers.

These awards are open to VACC and TACC members both accredited and non-accredited.

Award winners will be revealed at the prestigious 2024 President’s Gala Dinner held at Palladium at Crown Melbourne on Saturday 29 June 2024.

Hosted by Shane Jacobson, the 2024 President’s Gala Dinner will be a jam-packed evening of entertainment, gourmet food and drinks, magic, music and dancing.

The next generation, VACC and TACC Automotive Apprenticeships’ award winners and graduating apprentices, will also be celebrated on the night.

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AIA applications open – early bird applicants gain access to premium seating at President’s Gala Dinner:

President’s Gala Dinner general ticket sales open:

AIA applications close:

Judging and auditing:

AIA finalists notified:

President’s Gala Dinner ticket sales close:

President’s Gala Dinner and AIA winners presentation:

Thursday 1 February 2024


Friday 1 March 2024

Friday 5 April (4pm) 2024

Monday 8 – Friday 19 April 2024

Friday 26 April 2024

Friday 31 May 2024

Saturday 29 June 2024


The Voices Supergroup

Rocking the night will be the Voices Super Group – Taxiride’s Jason Singh, The Eurogliders Grace Knight and Bernie Lynch, Rob Mills and the Voices Supergroup.

They will deliver you an event to remember as they perform their original chart-topping smash hits before coming together on the one stage for an array of classic covers.


Cosentino is a multi-award winning Illusionist, a best-selling author, a Guinness World Record holder and his own TV shows have now been broadcast in over 60 countries to more than 300 million viewers world wide.

You’re in for a night of illusions, magic, dance routines, escapes, mentalism and humour.

Shane Jacobson

Chamber Ambassador Shane Jacobson will be your host at the 2024 President’s Gala Dinner and will reveal the Automotive Industry Awards and Automotive Apprenticeships’ winners and acknowledge the graduating apprentices. 

An immediately identifiable and well-loved actor, presenter, and knowledgeable automotive enthusiast with fuel coursing through his veins. When he’s not living his passion for high heels and lipstick in Hairspray The Musical, he’s tending to his numerous classic cars and trucks and motorcycles…

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