Regional Tourism Awards qualify and celebrate the achievements of the NSW tourism industry

For entrants the journey is a valuable mechanism for development and powerful marketing platform. Entry is open to all regional NSW tourism operators within the NSW Destination Networks of Country and Outback, North Coast, Riverina Murray, Southern NSW, Sydney Surrounds North and Sydney Surrounds South. See the full list of award categories.

2019 Key Dates

  • Opening date for submissions – Friday 15 March, 2019

  • Closing date for submissions – Friday 24 May, 2019

  • Judging of submissions – June 2019

  • Finalists announced – Wednesday 3 July, 2019

  • Awards Dinner:

    • Wednesday 24 July, 2019 – Southern NSW and Sydney Surrounds South (combined awards program) in Goulburn

    • Saturday 27 July, 2019 – Country and Outback and Riverina Murray (combined awards program) in Dubbo

    • Thursday 1 August, 2019 – North Coast at South West Rocks

    • TBC – Sydney Surrounds North

Downloadable list of key dates.

NSW-based winners of the Regional Tourism Awards gain finalists status upon entering the NSW State Tourism Awards, and if successful, go onto the Australian Tourism Awards.

NSW Tourism Awards Dates

  • Late March 2019 - Submissions open

  • Mid August - Submissions close

  • October 2019 - Finalists announced

  • November 2019 - Gala event in Sydney


  • Early 2020 - Gala event in Canberra