Tourism Industry Coincil Tasmania


Judging follows the national policies and guidelines, overseen by an independent auditor.

The judges for the Tasmanian and Australian Tourism Awards are respected and experienced members of tourism or associated industries. Each year Tasmania has approximately 18 submission judges and 6 site judges, who all volunteer a significant amount of their own time to judge your entries. Three of the best Tasmanian Tourism Awards Judges are selected annually to go onto judge in the prestigious Australian Tourism Awards.

The judging team is led by the Chair of Judges, whose role is to facilitate and moderate the judging process. The Chair of Judges serves a three-year term and is typically someone with significant experience as a state and national Tourism Awards judge.

2017 Chair of Judges - Nicole Sherriff


We are pleased to introduce our NEW Chair of Judges for 2017, Nicole Sherriff.

Nicole brings a wealth of experience to the program. She has judged at the state and national Tourism Awards , mentored applicants, and collated winning submissions.

Beginning her tourism career as a bushwalking guide with Cradle Mountain Huts in the mid-1990s, Nicole quickly progressed within the organisation to General Manager and was integral in the planning, development, launch and first operating seasons of the Bay of Fires Walk.

A deserving recipient of TICT’s Harry Holgate Fellowship in 2003, Nicole followed her passion for tourism and conservation within the Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife Service.  Whilst lecturing in Tourism Studies at UTAS, she undertook various projects as a private consultant. She then relocated to New Zealand, working in conservation and tourism with the Department of Conservation; later moving on to manage the environmental program for Kaikoura District Council (including Green Globe accreditation).

Now firmly back in Tasmania, Nicole works with Hydro Tasmania. She actively contributes to tourism and conservation as a member of the National Parks and Wildlife World Heritage Advisory Council, and through her voluntary involvement with the Tasmanian Tourism Awards. 

The 2017 Judging panel will be named on 12 October 2017.

Would you be interested in volunteering as a site judge or submission judge for the Tasmanian Tourism Awards? 

Contact us with your expression of interest at