Are you a regional online hero? Win a trip to Google HQ in Sydney!

Are you a regional online hero? Win a trip to Google HQ in Sydney!


All around Australia, business owners are working hard to grow their business and, increasingly, they’re turning to the internet to do it. The Regional Australia Institute and Google are on the hunt for those businesses!

They’re looking for Australia’s top ten Regional Online Heroes to fly to Google’s HQ in Sydney for a unique, money-can’t-buy Masterclass – with the flights and accommodation on them! Because when regional businesses grow, it’s not just good for them: it creates jobs, prosperity and thriving local communities.

To have the opportunity to be one of the ten businesses flown to Sydney for the Google Masterclass, just answer a few questions here.

Any regional small or medium business* that uses the internet to grow is eligible. And yes, the Sunshine Coast is classified as region!

Being a Regional Online Hero could mean anything from using online marketing to attract interstate customers, expanding a traditional bricks and mortar store to selling online, or managing a team across borders using shared documents on the cloud.

*While there are many great businesses in capital cities, in this case, they’re looking for businesses in regional Australia with less than 200 employees. You can check your eligibility via the terms and conditions. 


Ten finalists will be flown from their nearest regional airport to Sydney, for a money-can’t-buy Masterclass at Google HQ! The Masterclass will include lessons in online marketing, media management and tips on creating a great office culture from the industry’s leading innovators.

The event will conclude with a party at which Australia’s inaugural Regional Online Hero will be announced by the competition’s expert panel of Australian business leaders and innovators. How exciting!

Nominations are open til 21 Oct. For more information see:

Share this great opportunity and comment below once you’ve entered!