The Australia OSPAs

The Outstanding Security Performance Awards

Recognise and reward outstanding performance in the security sector

The Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) recognise and reward companies, people and innovation across the security sector. The OSPAs are designed to be both independent and inclusive, providing an opportunity for outstanding performers, whether buyers or suppliers, to be recognised and their success to be celebrated.

The criteria for these awards are based on extensive research on key factors that contribute to and characterise outstanding performance (Aspiring to Excellence – Perpetuity Research). The OSPAs have been set up in collaboration with security associations and groups across many countries.

The first OSPAs were held in Norway in 2015 and since then we have hosted events in other countries – and more are planned. To view the countries that currently have an OSPAs scheme, visit the global website.

Entry to the Australian Security Industry Awards of Excellence is open!

For the 9th consecutive year, the Australian OSPAs will form part of the Australian Security Industry Awards of Excellence – organised by ASIAL. The criteria, entry and judging process for the OSPAs...

Recipients of 2023 Australian Security Industry Awards announced

The security industry celebrated its night of nights with 270 guests attending a special dinner at the Park Hyatt Melbourne for the announcement of the 2023 Australian Security Industry Awards...

Finalists Announced for the 2023 Australia OSPAs

We are delighted to unveil the esteemed finalists for the 2023 Australia Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs).  The judging process is strict and robust and those who have been...

Entry Deadline Extended until 8th September

Following a number of requests to extend the entry deadline, we are pleased to advise that the closing date to submit nominations for the Australia OSPAs has been extended until 8th September...

Nominations are now open for the 2023 Australian Security Industry Awards

Nominations for the 2023 Australian Security Industry Awards are now open. The awards provide an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the many exceptional individuals and companies who play a...

Winners of the 2022 Australia OSPAs Announced

Sydney, October 19, 2022 – The Australian Security Industry gathered to celebrate the winners in the 2022 Australian Security Industry Awards for Excellence, Outstanding Security Performance...

Finalists Announced for 2022 Australian Security Industry Awards

Entry has now closed, scores are in and finalists have been announced.  Winners will be revealed at an Awards dinner taking place on 19 October 2022 at Doltone House, Hyde Park, Sydney and...

Entries have opened for the 2022 Australia Security Industry Awards

For the seventh consecutive year, the Outstanding Security Performance Awards has partnered with the Australian Security Association (ASIAL) to deliver the 2022 OSPAs. The vital frontline role...

Excellence in Security recognised in annual awards

Sydney, October 27, 2021 – The Australian Security Industry Association (ASIAL) has congratulated all the winners in the 2021 Australian Security Industry Awards for...

Entry deadline extended until 7th September

Following a number of requests to extend the entry deadline, we are pleased to advise that the closing date to submit nominations for the Australia OSPAs has been extended until 7th September...

Our Core Values


The OSPAs are independent. You don’t have to be a member of an association to be involved – anyone from the security sector can enter a category which is relevant to them. The only requirement is that you have shown outstanding performance in your field.


The criteria for each award category have been carefully considered and based on extensive research across different security sectors and by looking at how outstanding performance is recognised and judged in other fields. There is strict criteria for who is appointed as a judge and for ensuring that judging decisions are fair and impartial.  Representatives from each country will assess entries and make the final decisions on the winners.


We want everyone to know the criteria for entering, how judges are selected and how the judging process works, so these details are published on the website.


The OSPAs is a worldwide brand, generating honour and opportunities for our winners. Furthermore, winners will be widely recognised as driving outstanding performance across the sector.