The National Awards for the Tourism Industry

Australian Tourism Awards is the pinnacle awards program for the Australian tourism Industry. The national program recognises and rewards businesses who are committed to excellence, innovation, and outstanding achievements in tourism.

Celebrating its 40th year, the 2024 awards program has commenced with nominations now open for each state/territory. Winners from these awards will compete on the national stage, with winners announced at the gala event, which will be be held on March 21st 2025 in Adelaide.

The Qantas Australian Tourism Awards are the tourism industry’s national standard of excellence. Finalists are chosen from each state and territory’s Gold Tourism Award winners and are then put to our panel of expert industry judges, where a winner of the nation is crowned. The winners are all shapes and sizes, serious and fun, and come from all walks of Australian life.

A wide and diverse range of tourism businesses are encouraged to enter – over 200 entrants from across the country will then reach the prestigious status of becoming a national finalist at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards.

The national awards program will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary at the 2024 The Australian Tourism AwardsGala Event on March 21st, 2025 in Adelaide.

Australia’s winners will be announced at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards Ceremony in front of an audience of industry leaders and peers. The prestigious Hall of Fame trophy is awarded to an entrant who has won the same category for three consecutive years.

The Talking Tourism Business Forum brings tourism business operators together to enable effective peer-to-peer learning and development.

The purpose of the Business Forum is to engage and inspire those operating businesses within the tourism industry, support connections across sectors and the country. The Business Forum is thoughtfully curated so that each attendee should be able to take away some valuable learnings that they can implement into their tourism business to continue to grow and elevate their offerings.

Expect engaging talks and be prepared to be immersed in a learning environment where you’ll hear from the best of the best to uncover new ways to grow and elevate your business that will drive your business’ success.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to revitalise your outlook and shape the future of your tourism business.

How to enter the Awards

To enter the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards:

1. Enter your state’s awards by writing a report for 1 or more categories
2. Win GOLD in a category
3. You will automatically be entered into the national awards for the category you won in

From there, your report will be judged against other States in the same category. Please see below for each state/territory award program.


Canberra Region Tourism Awards


South Australian Tourism Awards


NSW Tourism Awards


Tasmanian Tourism Awards


Northern Territory Tourism Awards


Victorian Tourism Awards


Queensland Tourism Awards


Western Australian Tourism Awards

Judging Process

We pride ourselves on the integrity of the Australian Tourism Awards judging process.

The judging panel comprises a cross section of tourism industry experts, selected for their knowledge and experience. The panel is made up of 32 judges – 4 from each of the states and territories and is overseen by our Chair of Judges.

A Chair of Judges is selected for a 3 year term, after meeting rigorous criteria – based on experience and leadership qualities.

Our auditors, Ernst and Young provide professional and qualified services and act in an independent capacity to review judging decisions.

Australian Tourism Awards

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(03) 9046 2339

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