The Mackay Region Tourism Awards

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The Mackay Region Tourism Awards 2018

The Mackay Region Tourism Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of the regions tourism industry, including individuals, businesses (industry operators) and events.

The Awards are a submission and inspection based program and provide the opportunity to publicly acknowledge and showcase our finest tourism operators.  The Awards cover 17 categories ranging from attractions, events, tour and transport, accommodation, restaurants and more. View Categories


The Mackay Region Tourism Awards aim to:

  • Publicly recognise and reward excellence within the industry;
  • Support improved business planning, development and internal analysis for tourism operators;
  • Provide a benchmark for best practice within the tourism industry;
  • Reinforce the value of the tourism industry;
  • Encourage the continual raising of standards among tourism operators in the region and across Queensland;
  • Promote an annual platform of celebration for the industry and offer networking opportunities for operators, supporters and sponsors alike;


Want to know the rules for entry into the Mackay Region Tourism Awards?

View the Rules for Entry here


Enter a submission into the Mackay Region Tourism Awards

This year Mackay Tourism has gone back to PDF submission. Visit the rules of entry to learn more. Submissions are to be sent no later than 5pm on Friday, 24 August 2018 to the Development Officer - Terri McIntyre at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Interested in partnering with The Mackay Region Tourism Awards?

A range of sponsorship opportunities are available that can be tailored to meet your commercial objectives. Contact our Development Officer - Terri McIntyre for more information on 07 4944 5888 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Tourist Attractions

Adventure Tourism

Festivals and Events

Business Event Venue

Tour and Transport Operators

Excellence in Food Tourism

Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services


Standard Accommodation

Deluxe Accommodation

Unique Accommodation

Hosted Accommodation

Caravan and Holiday Parks

New Tourism Business

Young Achiever Award

Outstanding Contribution by a Volunteer or Volunteer Group

Outstanding Contribution by an Individual


Rules for Entry 

View the Rules for Entry here


New to The Mackay Region Tourism Awards 2018

Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame will be introduced to The Mackay Region Tourism Awards in 2018. These Awards will be presented to entrants who have won their selected category for three consecutive years, starting from the 2016 awards. This does not stop the entrants from applying for the category in which they receive the Hall of fame for future Award events.


The 2018 Tourism Awards will include benchmarking for Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards. This ensures submissions are of high quality based on merit. The benchmark has been set in line with the Queensland Tourism Awards as per the following:

  • Gold: 85 points or higher
  • Silver: 75 - 84 points
  • Bronze: 65 -74 points