Tourism Awards


Murray Regional Tourism invites tourism businesses from the Murray region considering entering the Victorian or NSW Tourism Awards for the first time to participate in the MRT Tourism Awards Support Program. The program has assisted dozens of tourism businesses from the Murray region to achieve outstanding success at the Regional, State and National level.

What are the Tourism Awards?

The Victorian and NSW Tourism Awards programs have been running for >30 years and showcase and recognise leaders in tourism excellence. The Awards encourage businesses to meet and strive to exceed industry standards. The awards play an integral role in rewarding business excellence, innovation, industry professionalism, collaboration and initiative.

The Victorian and NSW Tourism Awards submission requirements are identical and are an online entry and site visit based competition for all tourism businesses and industry suppliers based in Victoria or NSW. Winners at the state awards automatically progress for judging at the national level in the annual Australian Tourism Awards.

Why enter tourism awards?

There is no denying completing an awards submission is challenging, however, there are many potential benefits to entering:

  • Demonstrate to staff and customers that you value excellence and continuous improvement;
  • Spend time reviewing and analysing your business to ensure you are up-to-date with industry best practice;
  • Benchmark your business against your peers;
  • Gain recognition for excellence in the industry;
  • Winning awards highlights to your visitors that you are a professional and trusted business which will help you stand out in the marketplace.

Key dates

  • NSW Tourism Awards nominations due: 15th June
  • Victorian Tourism Awards nominations due: 6th June
  • NSW Tourism Awards submissions due: 3rd August
  • Victorian Tourism Awards submissions due: 30th August
  • Victorian Awards Dinner: 1st December
  • NSW Awards Gala Ceremony: 17th November

 Important information

  • If you have not entered the state awards for the past 3 years, you may be eligible for the first-time support program.
  • A webinar for first-time entrants of the RACV Victorian Tourism Awards can be viewed via the following link.
  • Full details about the awards programs including categories and how to enter can be found on the following websites: