North Coast Tourism Awards and Tourism Symposium

Regional Tourism Awards Logo

The North Coast Tourism Awards will be held in Coffs Harbour this year at Opal Cove Resort on 25 July.

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

This year’s awards will be a co-production between NSW Business Chamber, Destination North Coast and Destination Coffs Coast. The North Coast includes Lord Howe Island and thirteen local government areas on the mainland from Tweed Heads down to Hawkes Nest in the Great Lake Region.

Bellingen Shire Mayor, Cr Dominic King encourages our tourism operators to participate saying “Finalists and winners gain considerable benefit from entering the awards through the marketing opportunities that arise and it also provides a great opportunity to meet up with colleagues and competitors and celebrate your achievements.”

In addition to the Tourism Awards, a Tourism Symposium will be held on the day of the awards. The symposium will offer a range of interesting workshops and presentations and will be held at Pacific Bay Resort.

Some key dates to remember:

  • Opening date for submissions - Friday 2 March 2018/
  • Closing date for submissions – Friday 25 May 2018
  • Judging of submissions – June 2018
  • Finalists Announced - Wednesday 4th July 2018
  • Tourism Awards – Wednesday 25th July 2018

If you have a tourism business which you think deserves to be recognised, please make sure you submit a nomination. There are twenty-seven awards.

This is an important opportunity for the Coffs Coast region to shine – especially in front of our neighbouring destinations so please get involved.

If you would like to know more about the awards visit

Should you require assistance in preparing and submitting your nomination, please contact Council’s Business and Economic Development Unit on 6655 7306 or email