Tourism and Events Information for Victoria’s tourism industry

Victorian businesses shine at the 2023 Australian Tourism Awards

Published: 5 April 2024

Victoria and its iconic tourism sector showed Australia what it's made of at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards. Held in Darwin this year, Victoria received 2 gold, 3 silver and 7 bronze awards for 2023.

The success shows why the Victorian accommodation sector contributed $3.3 billion in total revenue last year.


  • The Woods Ocean Grove - Self Contained Accommodation
  • Urban Camp Melbourne - 3-3.5 Star Accommodation category


  • Tesselaar KaBloom - Major Festivals and Events
  • Chocolate Gannets - 5-Star Luxury Accommodation
  • Accessible Accommodation - Excellence in Accessible Tourism


  • Zoos Victoria, Melbourne Zoo - Major Tourist Attractions
  • Geelong Gallery - Cultural Tourism
  • Go Adventure Nagambie - Tourism Retail, Hire and Services
  • Searoad Ferries - Major Tour and Transport Operators
  • Billson’s Brewery - Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries
  • NRMA Phillip Island Beachfront Holiday Park - Caravan and Holiday Parks
  • Kangaroo Ridge Retreat - Hosted Accommodation
Person holding trophy standing in front of Qantas branded wall

Gold winner: Stephanie King from The Woods Ocean Grove

CEO of the Victorian Tourism Industry Council, Felicia Mariani said ‘It's wonderful to witness 12 out of the 26 winners from our Victorian Tourism Awards achieving gold, silver, and bronze status in this prestigious recognition of the best across Australia.’

‘This accomplishment stands as a testament to the unwavering commitment and passion demonstrated within Victoria. We take immense pride in all our entrants who participated in this fiercely competitive process.’ she said.

Data shows that for the year ending September 2023, tourism in Victoria generated $36.9 billion in total spend. During this time, Victoria also had 90.3 million total visitors.

Congratulations to all the Victorian winners for helping to make the state a tourism destination of choice.

To view all finalists in each category, visit Quality Tourism Australia.

Page last updated: 05 Apr 2024
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