Outback Queensland Tourism Awards

The Outback Queensland Symposium and Tourism Awards are an annual event for the Outback Queensland tourism industry to come together and celebrate the year’s achievements.

The 2019 Outback Queensland Symposium and Tourism Awards will be held from
Thursday 31st October – Sunday 3rd November in Winton.

2019 Outback Queensland only Award Categories

Outback Queensland Tourism have added additional categories to the 2019 Outback Queensland Tourism Awards. The following categories are suitable for all industry in Outback Queensland to apply and have been designed to encourage applications from industry. These awards do not require the same level of detail as our state aligned awards.

Best Outback Social Media: This category recognises outstanding social media campaigns during the qualifying period. Click here for the criteria.

Eco Project: This category recognises an outstanding Eco project undertaken in order to manage and improve environmental issues during the qualifying period. Click here for the criteria.

Best Outback Innovation: This category recognises outstanding innovation undertaken in order to improve your business or customer experience during the qualifying period. Click here for the criteria.

Outback Mate Award: The Outback Mate Award is for an everyday person doing great things for the outback visitor experience, going out of their way to make tourists feel like locals and helping them to Live Australia’s story in Outback Queensland. This award is simply a nomination, no formal entry is required. Click here for the criteria.

Nominations are now open for these categories and will close on Monday 29th July, 2019.
Submissions are due 29th August, 2019.

Nominations have closed for the following Outback Queensland Tourism Awards categories.

Submissions for the following categories must be completed through the Australian Tourism Awards Portal.
Those applying for both State and Outback Queensland Awards will only need to complete ONE online submission per category.

State Award Submissions close: 5:00pm, 19 August 2019

All Outback Queensland Submissions close: 5:00pm, 29 August 2019
(Operators who have applied in the state awards can edit their submissions for the Outback Queensland Awards after the closure of the state submissions).

The Queensland Tourism Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of the state’s tourism industry, including individuals, businesses (industry operators) and events.


The 2019 Queensland Tourism Awards will take place on the Sunshine Coast on Friday the 8th of November.