Vote in the Victorian Top Tourism Town Awards for a chance to win a perfect Melbourne weekend for two.
If you’re looking for some inspiration on where to go for your next weekend away, look no further than the Victorian Top Tourism Town Awards.
Launched by the Victorian Tourism Industry Council (VTIC), the awards recognise towns that deliver amazing visitor experiences and are committed to growing visitation to their destination and this year, 17 towns across Victoria have been announced as finalists of the 2023 TAC Victorian Top Tourism Town Awards.
Victorian Top Tourism Town Awards
- 17 towns across Victoria have been announced as finalists of the 2023 TAC Victorian Top Tourism Town Awards.
- Voting is now open for a chance to win ‘one perfect Melbourne weekend’ for two.
- Voting is open from Thursday, 1 June 9am to Thursday, 22 June 5pm.
The awards are decided through both a judging panel and a public online vote and become a strong indication of the winning town’s ongoing development as a fantastic tourism destination for the rest of Victoria.
For 2023, 17 incredible towns across the state are in the running for the Victorian Top Tourism Town Awards 2023 across three categories: Top Tourism Town (population over 5,000), Top Small Tourism Town (1,500-5,000) and Top Tiny Tourism Town (under 1,500).
The finalists vying for Top Tourism Town crown this year are Ballarat, Echuca, Frankston, Lakes Entrance, Mildura, Warrnambool, Werribee and of course Bendigo, the regional town that took out the title of the state’s best tourism destination at last year’s awards.
The finalists for Top Small Tourism Town this year are Heathcote, Koroit, Woodend and Sorrento, while the finalists for Top Tiny Tourism Town are Aireys Inlet, Noojee, Jamieson, Red Hill South and Murchison.
To take out the crown, finalists must demonstrate a strong commitment to encouraging tourism; offer an excellent visitor experience; and exhibit collaboration between tourism operators, local businesses and the community to make their town the best destination it can be.
The public can now vote for their favourite towns, with voting closing Thursday, 22 June 5pm.
By voting, you can enter into the draw to win a perfect Melbourne weekend for two. The prize includes two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at the luxurious Sofitel Melbourne On Collins, two dining vouchers to some of Melbourne’s best venues (Farmers Daughters and Myrtle Wine Bar) and two tickets to The LUME Melbourne. Voting and competition terms and conditions can be seen here.
The towns that win in each category will represent Victoria at the Australian Top Tourism Town Awards later in the year.
You can cast your vote here.