Rules & Requirements

2017 Key Dates

24th March 2017 Nominations Open
31st July 2017 Submissions Close
4th October 2017 Finalists Announced
16th November 2017 Gala Event

2017 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 $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 Buisness Solutions team on 13 26 96. 

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.

You are encouraged to enter the category that best reflects your core business. If you are entering more than one category, a separate and complete nomination and submission must be submitted electronically for each category. Entrants may only enter one submission in any one of the following group of categories: 
Attractions: Enter either category 1 or 2; 
Festivals & Events: Enter either category 3 or 4; 
Tour and Transport Operators: Enter either category 11 or 12; 
Accommodation: Enter either category 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 or 23. 
Achievements or activities referred to within your entry must relate to the  
qualifying period: 1 July 2016 – 30 June 2017.  Entrants must have traded for the entire qualifying period. Exceptions apply to seasonal facilities and the following categories:
3 - Major Festivals & Events 
4 - Festivals & Events 
14 - Destination Marketing 
24 - New Tourism Business 


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