About the

The INCLEAN Excellence Awards seek to distinguish and showcase innovative and progressive products and services within the cleaning industry.

To be held again during the 2023 ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo, the Awards encourage the achievements of those demonstrating quality and excellence while clearly defining application benefits for end-users.

Why enter
the Awards?

Participating in the 2023 INCLEAN Excellence Awards allows you to highlight your outstanding achievements, biggest successes, and most creative initiatives and innovations over the past 25 months.

The INCLEAN Excellence Awards are free to enter and provide businesses with the opportunity to:

  • Recognise and reward the great work and achievements of your team;
  • Showcase and promote best practices and high standards of your products;
  • Create a successful business study and media story for your business;
  • Promote and celebrate innovation;
  • Develop and increase the profile of our profession.

Awards finalists will have the chance to display their nominated product at the INCLEAN Innovation Zone at the ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo, and will also have their nominated products published on the INCLEAN and ISSA Expo websites.

Winners will be announced during the ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo’s afternoon networking event on Wednesday, 1 November 2023. Winners will also be profiled in the November/December issue of INCLEAN magazine.

Who is eligible
to enter the Awards?

Nominations are open to exhibitors and non-exhibitors of the 2023 ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo.

Nominated products must have been released to the Australian market within the last 24 months, however, award entries must be original and not submitted in past award programs.

Nominated products and services should be commercially available in the Australian marketplace and comply with all relevant Australian standards and safety requirements.


Entries are accepted from organisations operating within the Oceania region and outline a product that was launched / active within the period of 1 July 2021 to 31 July 2023.

Nominated products and services should be commercially available in the Australian marketplace and comply with all relevant Australian standards and safety requirements.

Products should be ‘evolutionary’ in terms of delivering improved performance; on-site productivity; safety; and/or environmental sustainability

Entrants must submit a 200-word product summary, including features and benefits, and a maximum of two high-resolution images by Friday, 6 October 2023.

2023 INCLEAN Excellence Awards Winners

The winners of this year’s INCLEAN Excellence Awards have been announced at the ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo 2023.
This year’s judging panel included Geoff Thorpe, John Taylor and Claire Hibbit.

INNOVATIONEquipment – Large
VR-55, FloorBotics / AotingBot
INNOVATIONEquipment – Small
Duplex Lithium Hybrid, Duplex Cleaning Machines Australia
Rapid Response Cone C/W Door, JTY Australia
INNOVATIONService and technology
Dynamic Rostering, Vivid Property Services
INNOVATIONCleaning Agents
Thymox, Actichem
INNOVATIONPaper and dispensing
Tork PeakServe Advanced, Essity Australasia

“We found the benefits and recognition from the industry to be profound. The awards provided a great platform for us to showcase our latest products and innovations. We highly encourage other organisations to participate and in doing so continuing to raise the recognition of the industry.”

Lisa Michalson, Director of Cleanstar/XPOWER
2022 Awards Equipment – Small category winner

2022 INCLEAN Excellence Awards Recap

2022 awards received a record number of nominations, with entries narrowed down to three finalists across six categories.
See the list of 2022 winners and finalists.