Business Victoria and Ride to Live recognised at internet awards

Australian government websites have done well at the Webby Awards this year, taking out two of the five finalist spots and placing them alongside NASA and the UK Royal Navy.

Two Australian public sector websites are among the five finalists at the Webby Awards recognising excellence in government website design.

The Victorian government’s small business resource Business Victoria and New South Wales’ motorbike safety site Ride to Live are among the finalists in the running for the people’s choice awards described by the New York Times as the “internet’s highest honour”.

The other three entries include NASA’s GeneLab, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a ‘reinvigoration’ of the British Royal Navy site.

Business Victoria’s site is an example of customer-centred design. The design process of the website, which assists Victorians in setting up, growing or promoting their business, involved months of consultation with entrepreneurs, tradespeople, exporters and migrants about their online needs.

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