30 Under 30 Nominations Background


Australia’s first-ever Forbes 30 Under 30 list is here.

Nominate someone you know—or yourself, now.

Australia’s first Forbes 30 Under 30 list is open for nominations. The list celebrates the brightest young innovators, leaders and entrepreneurs making waves in business and society. Anyone can nominate but be quick, nominations close July 31, 2024.

Eligibility Criteria

This prestigious list honours individuals under 30, who have made exceptional contributions to, and demonstrated remarkable potential in their respective fields.

  • Age: Nominees must be 29 years or younger on December 31, 2024
  • Impact: Demonstrated significant impact in their industry through innovation, leadership, or entrepreneurial success.
  • Potential: Show strong potential for future success and influence within their field.
  • Achievements: Must have a proven track record of accomplishments, such as funding, revenue generation, social impact, or creative breakthroughs.

To develop our shortlist, Forbes Australia’s writers and editors comb through online nominations, as well as tap industry sources and list alumni for recommendations. Candidates are evaluated by Forbes staff and a panel of independent, expert judges on a variety of factors, including funding, revenue, social impact, scale, inventiveness and potential.

Important Info
  • Nominations close midnight on 31 July 2024
  • One nomination per person
  • Nominations can be submitted by anyone
  • Provide reasons for the nomination and include relevant links
  • The final 30 listees will be published in the October issue of Forbes Australia magazine, and online

If you know someone creating the next Afterpay or Canva – nominate them now.