Rules & Requirements

2018 Key Dates

2 March 2018 Nominations Open
7 August 2018 Submissions Close
15 October 2018 Finalists Announced
22nd November 2018 Gala Event

2018 Nomination Fees
*Entrants must pay the nomination fee for each individual category entered

  Small Business
less than 20 employees
Large Business
more than 20 employees
NSW Business Chamber Member Free Entry
(member benefit)
Free Entry
(member benefit)
Local Chamber of Commerce Member / Entrant from Regional Awards Program $231.00 inc gst $324.50 inc gst
Non-Member $308.00 inc gst $434.50 inc gst

To discuss Membership options please call the Business Solutions team on 13 26 96 or visit our website

Rules of Entry

Please ensure that you read the Rules of Entry before completing your submission. There are changes to the rules each year, so it is important that you review this document even if you are a repeat entrant.

  1. You are encouraged to enter the category that best reflects your core business.
  2. If entering more than one category, then a separate and complete entry must be submitted for each category. However entrants may only enter one submission in any one of the following categories:
    1. Attractions – either category 1 or 2;
    2. Festivals and Events – either category 3 or 4;
    3. Tour Operator – either category 11 or 12;
    4. Accommodation – either category 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23;
  3. Specialised Tourism Services category is for entrants that are unable to meet the criteria of other categories. Entrants to this category are not permitted to enter any other additional categories.
  4. Entrants that commenced operation for the first time in the qualifying period MUST enter the New Tourism Business category.
  5. Entrants cannot change categories after the closing date for submission in the state/territory tourism awards in which they have entered.
While the process may seem daunting it is a very worthwhile process for every business to be involved in and the actual ceremony is a wonderful event to be involved in and have a presence at. It is a great honour to receive such an award. The award is testament to what we have all been working towards and has helped to further elevate the brand and profile of Halcyon House. 

Mauro De Riso, General Manager, Halcyon House, 2015 NSW Gold Winner and 2015 Australian Tourism Awards Bronze Winner – New Tourism Business