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Celebrating 30 years of Tourism Awards 

NEW - Tips for Success videos on YouTube, see links on home page.

NEW - Check out the new videos from Space Hotel, Melbourne Zoo and Hilton Melbourne South Wharf regarding their business and the VTA program.  See links on the homepage.

2014 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards program

Celebrating 30 years of Tourism Awards

This years RACV Victorian Tourism Awards (VTA) program celebrates 30 years of the tourism awards program.

Below is a listing of Important Dates for this year, make sure you have them noted in your diary. 

The 2014 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards (VTA) Gala Ceremony will now be held on Monday 27 October 2014 at MCEC. 

To Nominate for this years VTA program, follow the details on the Eawards Portal, go to

To view Categories and Questions, go to

If you have any problems/queries regarding the Eawards Portal, please contact the Eawards Coordinator on 1300 959 555.

To view Rules of Entry, go to

RACV Victorian Tourism Awards Preparatory Workshop webinar – Now Available

Did you miss attending an awards workshop? Do you want to double check those all-important tips? Do you just want to relive the workshop experience again?

Our Melbourne workshop is now available to be viewed online, go to

NEW - Tips from Anthony McIntosh (Chair of Judges)                            

NEW - Awards Talk Live - Tips for Success
As we get to the business end of the submission process, VTIC have ‘gone to the street’ to ask the experts their tips for success. These short videos will highlight key strategies to completing a successful submission.
To view the videos, go to

NEW - Destination Melbourne have created a variety of video blogs, which include updates from our RACV Victorian Tourism Awards winners.  Why not view both links now.

- Yossi Gallor, General Manager at Space Backpackers the 2013 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards Winner of Backpacker Accommodation.  To hear Yossi, go to

- Kevin Tanner, Director at Melbourne Zoo (Zoos Victoria) the 2013 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards Winner of Major Tourist Attractions.  To hear Kevin, go to

Glenn Watson, Manager - Marketing and Communications Victoria at Hilton Melbourne South Wharf the 2013 Victorian Tourism Awards Winner of Luxury Accommodation.  To hear Glenn, go to

Important Dates
Mentor program available - March to late July
Project Managers available - March to late July
NEW DATE - Business Submissions (Categories 1- 28) due - 4 August
Site Visits completed between - 9 August and 8 September
Individual Submissions (eg Outstanding Contribution by an Individual, Young Achiever and Outstanding Contribution by Volunteers) due - 25 August
NEW DATE - VTA Gala - 27 October

There will be Project Managers (Mentors) available in most regions this year to work one-on-one with first time entrants, therefore please contact your Regional Tourism office to discuss further.  Some details available on under the 'Support' section.

For experienced entrants we will again have the VTA Mentor program, for full details and to register your interest in a mentor, please go to the 'Support' section of this website.

For further details about the Mentor Program and Project Managers, go to -

National and State Judges Feedback

National Judges feedbackis now available -

Please use the same username and password that you used at the state level to view your feedback.

Victorian Tourism Awards Judges Feedback now available -
Go to Account Log In and put in your email and password, the one you created when you nominated for the VTA program last year. You will then see a green box "View Comments" for judges feedback, just click on the button.
If you are unable to remember your details, please contact the Eawards Coordinator on 1300 959 555 and they will be able to assist you.  

Qantas Australian Tourism Awards Gala - congratulations to Victoria's placegetters

Congratulations to Victoria’s tourism operators for being recognised at the 29th Qantas Australian Tourism Awards held in Sydney at Luna Park on Friday 7 February. This year there were three levels of recognition. 

The Winners (Gold) were:
Melbourne Cup Carnival (Major Festivals and Events)
Blue Moon Cottages (Standard Accommodation)
Frankston Visitor Information Centre (Visitor Information and Services)

Melbourne Zoo (Major Tourist Attractions)
Moonraker Dolphin Swims (EcoTourism)
Moonraker Dolphin Swims (Tour and/or Transport Operators)
Leisure Options (Specialised Tourism Services)
Enchanted Adventure Garden (Adventure Tourism)
Stillwater at Crittenden (Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services)
Space Hotel (Backpacker Accommodation)

2012 RACV Energy Breakthrough (Festivals and Events)
Crown College
(Tourism Education and Training)

For full details and a listing of all the placegetters, go to -

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists of the 2013 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards

Congratulations to all our winners and finalists at the RACV Victorian Tourism Awards Gala on Monday 11 November, which was held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC), a great night was had by all.

Congratulations to our four Hall of Fame inductees:
-  Moonraker Dolphin Swims (EcoTourism)
-  RACV Inverloch Resort (Deluxe Accommodation)
-  Blue Moon Cottages (Standard Accommodation)
-  Central Deborah Gold Mine (Heritage and Cultural Tourism)



To view a list of entrants (by Region) go into the 'Entrants and Results' section, then 2013 Entrants or click here

RACV People's Choice Awards for Guest Satisfaction

Winner: Abalina Cottages (2013 Hall of Fame)

RACV People's Choice Awards for Service

Winner: Killara Holiday Flats

Images - 2013 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards Gala

Images from the 2013 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards Gala are now available. To view and download, click on link below and use password supplied.

Images: 2013 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards Gala
Password: RACV (case sensitive)

Images have been categorised and sorted as follows:

1_Awards_Stage (award winners live on stage)
2_Awards_Set (award winners against media wall)
3_Socials (general people shots)
4_RoomSetDisplay (room & stage looks)
5_StageAction (entertainment & speeches etc)

  • Image files are fully optimised & sized for both web and print media.
  • There are about 549 final 'selects' (i.e.  photographer final selected images)
  • Any image on the gallery can be viewed and downloaded to your desktop or smartphone/tablet
  • On Mac/PC doubleclick an image to bring up the prompts. The download arrow is on the bottom right of the image and looks like this ⤓
  • There is also a sharing icon for Facebook, Google+, Tweet or email  and a resizing icon to small, medium, large, X-large, X2 large, X3 large & original (default) files.

Winners listing on visitvictoria - 

RACV Newsletter for RACV Victorian Tourism Award winners

To view, please go here




Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 14:44