Recognising achievements in the Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Building Services Industry

Join us in celebrating the best of the best from the HVAC & R and building services industry. This collaborative national Awards initiative is fully endorsed by the major HVAC & R industry associations of:

AIRAH – Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning & Heating
AMCA – Air Conditioning & Mechanical Contractors Association
AREMA – Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturers Association
ARWA – Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Wholesalers Association
CIBSE – Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (ANZ)
RACCA – Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Contractors Association

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Key Dates

1 Sep 2015   –    Entries Open
5 Feb 2016   –    Entries Close – Submit by 5pm
22 March      –    Finalists Announced
18 May          –    Awards Ceremony – Winners Announced


Meet the winners for 2014

Meet the 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees

“Winning the ARBS award was fantastic for my family, as they know the commitment and effort I put into growing the company, but it was also a really great morale boost for the Hiflow Industries team”.  Brett Saunders, 2014 ARBS Young Achiever – Hear more from our 2014 Young Achiever

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The ARBS Industry Awards represent the highest honour in the HVAC&R Industry. The Awards Dinner attracts all major players from every discipline and specialty of the industry sector. The advantages to entering are numerous and include;

  • Achieve recognition – be awarded by respected industry leaders for your positive contribution to the HVAC&R industry.
  • Profile your business – improve brand awareness and promote your products or services to influential leaders and decision makers.
  • Enhance reputation – these coveted awards provide a vehicle to differentiate your business from competitors and act as a 3rd party endorsement for your company.
  • Reward your team – motivate employees by involving them in the entry process and celebrate your success together at the Awards Dinner.
  • Gain media exposure – winners receive coverage in industry publications and can leverage ongoing ambassadorial and networking opportunities.

Entry into the ARBS Industry Awards is free. All finalists and winners are supplied with official ARBS Awards logos for use on website, signage and promotional collateral.

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Arbs News & Updates


24 May 16 ARBS 2016, Australia’s only international air conditioning, refrigeration and building services trade exhibition, last night announced the ARBS Industry Awards winners for 2016 at a gala dinner hosted by actor and funny-man Shane Jacobson, held at Crown Palladium in Melbourne. The awards, now firmly entrenched as the pinnacle of achievement in the HVAC&R and building services industry attracted nominees from across all sectors. A panel of industry experts evaluated the nominations based on various criteria such as leadership, sustainability, performance and innovation. The award winners are: The ARBS Young Achiever Award 2016: Leon Wurfel, BUENO The ARBS Product/Service Excellence Award 2016: Braemar 7 Star equivalent ducted gas heater – Seeley International The ARBS Project Excellence Award 2016: Westpac St. George HQ Refurbishment – Norman Disney Young & Westpac Corporation The Outstanding Industry Education/Training Award 2016: Diploma of Engineering Technology in Refrigeration & Air Conditioning – TAFE NSW Sydney Institute (Sydney TAFE) The ARBS Hall of Fame 2016 (all nominations receive the award): Neil Marshall – nominated by AMCA Garry Mundy – nominated by AREMA Dr Stephen White – nominated by AIRAH


24 May 16 ARBS 2016, Australia’s only international air conditioning, refrigeration and building services trade exhibition, has broken all previous records for attendance and recorded a new high of 323 exhibitors, up from 274 in 2014. Visits were up on the 2014 show with Tuesday 17 May seeing 3020 visits, Wednesday 18 May seeing 3677 visits and Thursday 2143 visits. A total overall increase of 13.6 percent from 2014. Running alongside the exhibition was the highly anticipated seminar program which saw a range of highly anticipated panels and guest speakers deliver information relevant to the industry. Attendance at the seminars was impressive with some at full capacity. The ARBS 2016 Industry Awards, which honoured those who are achieving greatness in our industry, was held at the Crown Palladium on Wednesday 18 May. The evening was hosted by Australian actor Shane Jacobson and was very well received seeing a high demand for tickets to this gala event. ‘The 2016 exhibition has once again raised the performance bar and we look forward to returning to Sydney in 2018 for our first exhibition in the newly redeveloped centre. We are confident 2018 will build on the very solid foundations from this 2016 and previous exhibitions’, says ARBS Chairman Ian Hopkins.