The South Australian Tourism Awards are the pinnacle of excellence within the South Australian tourism industry.

The Awards is an online submission and site verification visit based program.

Entry is open to all South Australian tourism businesses with more than 25 categories to choose from.

Winners in selected categories will go on to represent South Australia at the Australian Tourism Awards, gaining national recognition.


  • Be recognised by peers and raise your reputation.
  • Benchmark against your competitors.
  • Review your business goals and achievements over the past 12 months.
  • Use your success as a marketing advantage.
  • Strengthen staff morale and team spirit.
  • Receive feedback from industry experts.
  • Opportunity to represent South Australia at the Australian Tourism Awards.


All finalists will receive an awards finalist branded logo for use in marketing and promotional collateral.

As well as being awarded a certificate and trophy, winners will also receive the following:

  • Quality submission feedback from the judging panel.
  • Social media promotion during and post the awards ceremony.
  • Award winner and/or medallist branded logo for use in marketing.
  • High quality winners photos provided.
  • State-wide and regional media releases in conjunction with the South Australian Tourism Commission.
  • Business featured on the websites and listed on
  • Award logo on ATDW listing.
  • Additional benefits may also be received by winners from sponsors of particular categories, such as free products or cash prizes.
  • Most category winners receive free entry into the Australian Tourism Awards to represent South Australia.


State judging is conducted by an independent panel of industry professionals who volunteer their time and are appointed by TiCSA. Judges are selected for their knowledge and experience, and for their willingness to commit time to the awards process.

Site verification visits are conducted by a site judge with the aim of testing the experience and providing a report to validate claims made in the submission.

Each submission is assessed by a team of three judges, who firstly judge independently, and then discuss their findings as a group. This process is also overseen by professional auditors KPMG.

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