Tourism Industry Coincil Tasmania

Key dates 2023

Please note registration for the Awards Info Session, Entrant Workshops, and the Mentoring Program will be available through the Tasmanian Tourism Awards EDM, which will be sent to all operators once they have nominated. Alternatively, please email Tasmanian Tourism Awards Program Manager, Kelly Luck.

Nominations Open

14 April 2023

Nominate online for your chosen category(ies)

Tourism Awards Information Sessions for NEW entrants

27 April 2023

Specifically for NEW entrants, or those returning after some time away from the program - learn about the process of entering the awards and the Entrant Support Program.

Entrant Workshop #1

11 May 2023

This workshop will help plan for how to approach your Awards entry and identify the resources you'll need to prepare your submission.

Entrant Workshop #2

18 May 2023

Dive deeper into what the questions actually require of you

Nominations Close

29 May 2023

Last date to get online and complete a nomination.

Entrant Workshop #3

1 June 2023

How to make your submission shine - advice from former Awards judges

Entrant Workshop #4

15 June 2023

How to edit and layout your entry including images and graphs to appeal to the judges

Business/Accommodation Standards Due (where relevant)

30 June 2023

These are mandatory for some categories and will appear as a tab within the awards portal if applicable to you. Please complete EACH section and hit 'submit' by the deadline.

Bookings for Mentoring sessions close

5 July 2023

This is the last day to book in your mentoring sessions

Entrant Workshop #5

17 August 2023

What the Online and Site Visit judges are looking for

One on one Mentoring

22 May 2022

Mentoring occurs between 22 May and 1 September via Zoom. Planning, check-in, and complete submission review sessions are available.

Submissions Due

14 September 2023

The most important date to remember! You must complete your online application and submit by 5pm today!

Site Visits commence

2 September 2023

Site Judges will visit your business (by appointment) between 2 September and 1 October.

Finalists Announced

17 October 2023

If you achieve a mark of 70% or above, you’ll achieve finalist status and receive the finalist logo. Details of the announcement events will be released mid-September.

Tourism Awards Gala Dinner

17 November 2023

Time to get out your formal wear for the biggest night of the Tasmanian tourism calendar!

Qantas Australian Tourism Awards

15 March 2024

Lucky winners in each category will join the cream of Australian tourism at the prestigious Australian Tourism Awards Gala in Darwin.

How to Enter

  • Read the category descriptions carefully
  • Choose the category most relevant to your business and product (if appropriate, you may enter more than one category)
  • If you're not sure, speak to the Awards Coordinator to check your eligibility for your chosen category before entering.
  • Nominate in the portal and pay the entry fee: $99 per entry incl GST
  • Once you've paid your entry, you'll be given access to the portal where you can start entering your submission responses whenever you're ready
  • When you've finished your entry (preferably after you've attended the workshops and undertaken mentoring), get a friend/colleague to read through, check it all makes sense, and click the submit button before the submission date.
  • You'll also need to host a visit from a Site Judge once you've submitted, this will be organised closer to the date.
  • Wait to hear in October whether you've made finalist status or not.