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2017 Outback Queensland Tourism Awards

​Outback Queensland is proud to be celebrating the 2017 Outback Queensland Tourism Awards and to recognise the significant achievements of OQTA members and their businesses. This year, the awards symposium will be held from the 2nd – 5th of Novembe​r ​and hosted by the​​ Cloncurry Shire Council. For the first time, Outback Queensland​ ​has allowed businesses to submit their nomination forms​ ​online.




Please check back on this page for the latest updates and information regarding the awards.


Important Links:

Tourism Toolkit (Please read!)

Award Categories

Rules of Entry



Important Dates:

24th March 8:00am (Friday) | Nominations Open
1st June 5:00pm (Thursday) | Nominations Close
7th August 9:00am (Monday) | Submission portal opens
21st August 5:00pm (Monday) | Award applications close
2nd – 5th November (Thurs – Sunday) | Awards and Symposium in Cloncurry!


Submission Criteria

Category 1: Major Tourist Attraction

Category 2: Tourist Attraction

Category 3: Festivals & Events

Category 4: Cultural Tourism

Category 5: Visitor Information & Services

Category 6: Tour & Transport Operators

Category 7: Destination marketing

Category 8: Tourism Restaurants & Catering Services

Category 9: Caravan & Holiday Parks

Category 10: Standard Accommodation

Category 11: Hosted Accommodation

Category 12: Best Outback Pub 

Category 13: Outstanding Contribution by a Volunteer or Volunteer Group

Category 14: Young Achiever

Category 15: New Tourism Business

Category 16: Local Government Award

Category 17: The Outback Mate Award



Nominations for the 2017 Outback Queensland Tourism Awards are now closed.

Please email your submission by the 21st of August, 5pm to: carlie.mitchell@outbackqueensland.com.au