2021 CATEGORIES

2021 AWARDS OPEN 21 JUNE

 

Twelve categories recognising government, private and not-for-profit organisations that service the mature age tourism sector within Australia​.

Who should enter?

  • Councils / Local Government Authorities

  • Caravan and tourist parks, small and big

  • National parks, state forest and water authorities with camp sites

  • Sports and service clubs offering camp sites

  • NFP organisations offering camp sites, such as museums and progress associations

  • Farms, stations and wineries with camping

  • Showgrounds offering camp sites and running events that attract grey nomads

  • Organisation and institutions running volunteer programs

  • Festival organisers that target Grey Nomads

  • Attractions and tour operators.

 

Success in one of the Grey Nomad Awards’ categories will bring you more business:

  • More visitors and more spend into successful towns and regions

  • More bookings for caravan parks, clubs, farms, pubs and businesses that provide spaces and experiences so mature-aged visitors stay longer

  • More income for attractions and tour operators that target the Grey Nomad sector

  • More festival goers for regional events.

MORE SOON
Best Grey Nomad
Small Caravan Park

Private or Council-owned caravan parks with up to 75 RV sites, excluding any cabins, glamping tents or villas. The sites can be any mix of powered and non-powered sites, or all powered sites.

2021 opens 21 June
Best Grey Nomad
Large Caravan Park

Private or Council-owned caravan parks with more than 75 RV sites, excluding any cabins, glamping tents or villas. The sites can be any mix of powered and non-powered sites, or all powered sites.

2021 opens 21 June
Best Grey Nomad
Pub Stay

Hotels, country pubs and hotel-motels that provide for RV camping within their property boundaries. The sites can be powered, non-powered or a mix, plus free, free with meal or user-pays.

2021 opens 21 June
Best Grey Nomad
Farm or Station Stay 

Farms, hobby farms, stations, large rural properties, and wineries that provide RV camping within their property boundaries. The sites can be powered, non-powered or a mix.

2021 opens 21 June
Best Grey Nomad
Community Stay

Any community organisation or not-for-profit, including sporting clubs, services clubs, progress associations, museums, show societies or recreation groups, that provide RV camping at a property or campground under their administration or for which they receive funds. The sites can be powered, non-powered or a mix, plus free, free with meal or user-pays.

2021 opens 21 June
Best Grey Nomad
Council Free-stay

Any campsite or campground where visitors stay on local government-controlled land or roads for free or for a requested donation. The RV camping could be provided at a property, rest area, parkland, in a designated street or at a campground that is managed or maintained in part or whole by a local government authority. The sites can be powered, non-powered or a mix.

2021 opens 21 June
Best Grey Nomad
Volunteer Program or Project

Back in 2021! After a year in hiatus thanks to COVID, this category recognises any community, private, not for profit or government organisation, including event organisers, that provides an opportunity for grey nomads to volunteer through a program, project or event in the eligibility period - 1 Nov 2020 to 1 Nov 2021.

2021 opens 21 June
Best Grey Nomad
Festival or Event

A festival or event which was free or ticketed, one-day or multi-day, open to the public and held in the eligibility period – between 1 Nov 2020 and 1 Nov 2021. The event could be held at any time interval or have been a one-off celebration.

2021 opens 21 June
Best Grey Nomad
Attraction

A tourist attraction is a permanent place deriving all or part of its income (if any) from visitors and which operates with visitor attraction as one of its primary objectives. This could include, but is not limited to, places of art, history, science, agriculture, nature, culture, and entertainment. It would also include theme parks, zoos, aquariums, visitor centres, wineries, and food tourism businesses.  

2021 opens 21 June
Best Grey Nomad
Historic Attraction

Open to attractions that provide a historic experience or an experience from an historic perspective. A tourist attraction is a permanent place deriving all or part of its income (if any) from visitors and which operates with visitor attraction as one of its primary objectives. This could include, but is not limited to, museums, historic villages, heritage precincts and historic reconstructions.

2021 opens 21 June
Best Grey Nomad
Tour

A tour is a guided experience of any duration which is provided free or ticketed and is open to the public. The tour must have run one or more times in the eligibility period of 1 Nov 2020 to I November 2021. Tours can include, but not limited to, guided walking, boat, train, scuba, coach. Tours may occur day or night.

2021 opens 21 June
Best Grey Nomad
Trail

A trail is a self-guided experience of any length of time which is provided in a map, app or other format in which the public can follow to experience the trail. Walking, biking or self-drive trails are eligible, including town heritage trails, art trails, country drive trails, food trails, and wine trails.

2021 opens 21 June
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Did you know?

People in the Grey Nomad age bracket possesses 32% of Australia's disposable income. They also love learning about our country, are fiercely loyal. and will return to places they like.

Sound like the type of traveller that you would like to see more often?