Why enter?

The Awards encourages entrants to undertake this important process to investigate key business issues, realign the business objectives, business values, positioning and most importantly, where the business is heading in the future. In addition, there is the added bonus of being recognised by industry and consumers as a winner for business excellence.

The main impact should be the business growth, innovation and development opportunities derived through the self-evaluation process. How much impact achieved will vary operator to operator depending on their ability to action the key areas of growth listed in their entry. This could be short or long-term growth.

Will there be any changes to questions and/or categories?
All categories will remain the same. The major change this year applies to accredited and non-accredited businesses. Non-accredited businesses will have addiitonal questions to complete. These changes will be on the Awards website.
Rules for Entry >>> HERE

Will there be regional workshops this year?
There will be no in-region workshops on the Mornington Peninsula this year.

Webinars have been developed to assist with your submission writing. Click HERE to view them.

When will nomination and entry close?
Nominations will close on 30 June as per normal and entry remains free and will need to be submitted by 5pm on Friday 6 September – time will fly so get started! We also recommend submitting earlier to avoid last minute tech issues.

Key Dates 2019

  • June 30: Nominations close
  • June to August: Project Officer and mentor programs underway
  • August: gala ceremony tickets go on sale
  • September 6: Business & Individual category entires to be submitted by 5pm
  • September to October: Judging (online reviews and site visits)
  • November: Gala ceremony
  • February 2020: Qantas Australian Tourism Awards

When is the Gala Ceremony this year?
November 2019 Date TBA


First time entrants and those who have not entered the awards for 3 years or more are able to access FREE Project Officer Support.

If you would like to register for Project Officer Support, please email Anne-Marie