The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) is pleased to announce that in the latest round of the WorldStar Packaging Awards, Australian & New Zealand companies received the third highest amount of wins in the world behind Japan and Germany. This is the third year in a row that the region has dominated the global awards program, which is a true reflection of the innovative packaging designs being developed in the Southern Hemisphere. Only winners from the Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design (PDIA) awards are eligible in the region to enter the prestigious global WorldStar Packaging awards, that are run by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO).

The latest round of WorldStar Packaging Awards attracted 435 entries from 41 countries and 35 judges determined 214 winners for the 2024 round of the awards program.

According to Nerida Kelton, Executive Director of the AIP ‘We are extremely pleased that ANZ PIDA Winners have once again been internationally recognised with 16x awards across 8x categories including Packaging Materials & Components, Food, Other, Household, Health & Personal Care, E-Commerce, Labelling & Decoration and Alcoholic Beverages. Three of our innovations were recognised across multiple categories – the DualPakECO certified compostable food trays (Confoil/BASF), Wine Protector Packaging (Planet Protector Packaging) and KOi foaming handwash starter kit and refill solution by Coles Group. In addition first time entrant Australian Organic Food Co was recognised for the Australasian-first Minestrone Soup mono material retort pouch (Flavour Makers & Toppan) and Future Ecology – Emguard (Oji Fibre Solutions) from New Zealand.’

“The continued global recognition of Australian and New Zealand packaging designs is a testament to the strict criteria and judging process of our annual Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design (PIDA) Awards program and the supporting work undertaken by the AIP to ensure that our winners enter the WorldStar Packaging awards each year. We look forward to celebrating the winners on the 15th of June at the WorldStar Packaging Award ceremony which will be held alongside of ProPak Asia in Thailand.” She said.

The 2024 WorldStar Packaging Award winners for Australia and New Zealand are:

Packaging Materials & Components

  • Australian Organic Food Co Minestrone Soup mono material retort pouch (Flavour Makers & Toppan
  • DualPakECO compostable food trays (Confoil & BASF)
  • Herma InNo Liner Labelling (Result Group & Hanes Australasia)
  • Aqueous BioCups ( BioPak)
  • RafCycle by UPM Raflatac


  • DualPakECO compostable food trays (Confoil & BASF)
  • JBS Swift Lamb Cutlets CRYOVAC Darfesh Mono-PET rollstock (Sealed Air)
  • Coles Finest Carbon Neutral Steak Vacuum Packaging (Coles Group & Plantic Technologies)


  • Future Ecology – EmGuard (Oji Fibre Solutions NZ)


  • KOi refillable foaming handwash starter kit and 4 pk refillable handwash tablets (Coles Group)
  • Dulux 50% rPP Paint and Lid (Pact Group & Dulux Group)


  • Wine Protector (Planet Protector Packaging)

Health & Personal Care

  • KOi refillable foaming handwash starter kit and 4 pk refillable handwash tablets (Coles Group)

Labelling & Decoration

  • The Good Smoothie Milk Powder Composite Pack (Nutura Organic & Zipform Packaging)
  • Sustain OzHarvest Cups (Bunzl Australia and New Zealand)

Alcoholic Beverages

  • Wine Protector (Planet Protector Packaging)

The full list of 2024 WorldStar Packaging Awards are available to view on https://www.worldstar.org/winners/

Applications for the 2024 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design (PIDA) Awards will be open in February. The PIDA Awards are the exclusive feeder program for Australia & New Zealand for the WorldStar Packaging Awards. http://aipack.com.au/pida-awards-overview/