Please find below a list of all Queensland Tourism Awards categories.  Click on each to download the criteria.

Important Categories and Criteria Update: 

Following a review of the Tourism Awards program at a national level, minor changes have been made to select categories and criteria, which will be implemented through the 2018 Queensland Tourism Awards. It is important that entrants (particularly those that have entered previously), take note of all changes/updates. 

Three descriptors from 2017 have minor changes - please review if you are nominating in: 

Category 8: Specialised Tourism Services 

Category 20: Self-Contained Accommodation 

Category 24:  New Tourism Business 

Always refer to the Rules of Entry when compiling your submission. 

Do not refer to criteria specifications and eligibility descriptors from the 2017 (or earlier) Queensland Tourism Awards as they no longer apply. 


1. Major Tourist Attractions
2. Tourist Attractions
3. Major Festivals and Events 
4. Festivals and Events
5. The Steve Irwin Award for Ecotourism
6. Cultural Tourism
7. Qantas Award for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Tourism
8. Specialised Tourism Services
9. Visitor Information Services
10. Business Event Venues
11. Major Tour and Transport Operators
12. Tour and Transport Operators
13. Adventure Tourism
14. The Richard Power Award for Destination Marketing
15. Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services
16. Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries 
17. Caravan and Holiday Parks
18. Hosted Accommodation 
19. Unique Accommodation
20. Self Contained Accommodation 
21. Standard Accommodation
22. Deluxe Accommodation
23. Luxury Accommodation
24. New Tourism Business
25. Excellence in Food Tourism
26. Outstanding Contribution by a Volunteer or Volunteer Group
27. Young Achiever Award
28. The Marie Watson-Blake Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Individual
29 & 30. RACQ People's Choice Award

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