Nominations for 2020 now open!

We’re looking for outstanding business and community leaders and entrepreneurs whose achievements are creating a significant impact across South Australia.

An assessment panel representing the South Australian business community will judge the nominees against a selection criteria based on their impact within a business, industry or community and how they push the boundaries to go above and beyond the norm.

As the situation with the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve, we are taking the only socially responsible course of action and postponing our greatly anticipated 40 Under 40 Awards celebration dinner and presentation, which was to be held on 19 June.

Leadership and entrepreneurial thinking is more important than ever in these uncertain times. That’s why Solstice Media will continue to find and celebrate all that is great in South Australia, including our outstanding people under the age of 40.

We can guarantee that the event, in its original form, will go ahead at a later date and we look forward to celebrating South Australia’s finest young leaders.

We thank you for your understanding in these challenging times, and we look forward to updating you with further details of our rescheduled event in due course.

Celebrating the passion, vision and achievements of South Australia’s leading business entrepreneurs under 40.

The 40 Under 40 Awards celebrate the passion, vision and achievements of South Australia’s finest young business people under the age of 40, and the contribution they are making to the future of our state. The program recognises not only the personal determination and commercial drive of these entrepreneurial leaders but also the philanthropic pursuits that balance these individuals’ professional achievements.

Benefits of being a finalist

Profiled on InDaily
with publicity for you
and your business

Inclusion in the exclusive 40 Under 40 Alumni and the opportunity to network within this peer group

Invitations to a range
of exclusive events and
professional development

Opportunity to be considered
for individual category
awards and prizes

A ticket to the
awards dinner
valued at $170

Founding partners:


Founded in 1991, KWP! is an independently owned, full service South Australian born company, providing a full range of communication and marketing solutions for a diverse array of businesses across Australia.
We are a collective group of talented people with a shared ambition and mission; ideas that are impossible to ignore that build brands that are impossible to forget.
Whether it be strategic, creative, media, production, technology, digital or socially driven, we are focussed on delivering our clients quality solutions that lead to business success.


Piper Alderman is one of Australia’s leading national law firms. We have been leading advisers to commercial interests across Australia for over 160 years. Our expertise spans all areas of commercial practice and industry sectors in Australia, from multi-national corporations to family owned enterprises.
With offices in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, we work with clients across all states and territories in Australia, as well as several international organisations.
Piper Alderman remains a committed member of the South Australian business community. Our Adelaide-based specialist lawyers are recognised as being among the best in the country. We have been successful by truly listening to our clients, and responding to their needs by creating practical legal solutions. We ensure continued growth and development by nurturing our ‘Next Generation’ of senior lawyer experts, and assisting them to develop their professional and technical skills and networks.
These elements combined help us to achieve our ultimate goal – to provide the best experience of a professional services firm.

In partnership with:

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Adelaide is a city designed for life and shaped by the stories of people who work, study, live, visit or do business in the city. They are stories of innovation, determination and compassion. The world’s only ‘city in a park’, Adelaide is a place where community and commerce flourish in balance with nature which empowers the city’s ability to grow sustainably and be globally connected.


With over 150 Retail Convenience stores throughout metropolitan and regional SA, Victoria and WA, OTR is proudly local and committed to providing innovation and world-class convenience to its customers. As the State’s largest private employer, we have over 3,200 people working in OTR and more than 4,300 across Peregrine Corporation including The Bend and Giftbox. Our investment in our People has seen OTR awarded 2019 National Large Retailer of the Year and one of our team members winning the 2019 Young Retailer of the Year. We continue to develop, promote and retain key Executives under 40 across the business and believe in providing the most challenging and rewarding roles to the best talent in Australia.


ANZ’s purpose is to shape a world where people and communities thrive. That is why they strive to create a balanced, sustainable economy in which everyone can take part and build a better life. From their earliest days in the 1830s, financing commerce and facilitating trade, ANZ’s focus has always been on unlocking opportunity for individuals, families, businesses and communities. With fast-changing technologies, demographic shifts, climate change and globalisation bringing both opportunities and challenges, they now have an important role to play in enabling economic participation and encouraging sustainable growth.


With 19 Directors and 170 professional staff in Adelaide, William Buck is one of the largest accounting and advisory firms in South Australia, providing a full range of integrated professional services to mid-market businesses and high net worth individuals. Established in 1895, the William Buck group has 100 directors and 600 professional staff and is wholly owned and operated in Australia and New Zealand, and further supported internationally through Praxity, the 6th largest accounting group worldwide. Whether by helping establish or grow a business, manage succession, navigate complex business decisions or transactions, secure finance, build wealth or plan for retirement, William Buck aspires to create a positive change in the lives of every client.


Community Corporate is a national award-winning diversity and inclusion company operating in the niche area of corporate social responsibility (CSR). People are their passion, and this fuels their purpose to challenge conventional thinking and drive social impact. Based in SA, Community Corporate has led a range of innovative projects across Australia activating creative inclusion strategies for all. They deliver a range of services including the provision of high quality workforce and engagement solutions that connects communities and corporates who share aspirations to make a profound social and economic impact in Australia. Founder and CEO Carmen Garcia was an inaugural 40Under40 winner for the State Contribution Award in 2018 and is proud to partner with InDaily to raise the profile of social entrepreneurship and social impact innovation as a 2020 sponsor.

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Read more about the 40 Under 40 Event

InDaily’s inaugaural 40 Under 40 awards have been announced, celebrating the passion, vision and achievements of South Australia’s leading business entrepreneurs under the age of 40.
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InDaily has launched a new South Australian award program to find and recognise the next generation of business leaders.
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Nominations are closing soon in South Australia’s newest award for young leaders – InDaily’s 40 Under 40.
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The judging panel for South Australia’s newest award for young leaders – InDaily’s 40 under 40 – is facing a challenging task to select just 40 people out of hundreds of names submitted for recognition in the award.
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