With the Federal election done and dusted, Victorians are flocking back to the polls to decide the state’s top tourism towns.
Corangamite Shire South West Ward Councillor Kate Makin said last year’s gold and silver podium rivals in the small towns category—Port Fairy and Timboon—are in different categories this year.
“With the introduction of the Tiny Tourism Town category for towns with a population of less than 1500, the prize on the horizon for South West Victoria is to win gold in both categories,” Cr Makin said.
“That will bring some welcome promotional focus and recognition to local tourism operators as we head into the quiet season.
“The public vote makes up a quarter of the total judging score at the state level.
“We are urging residents and businesses to rally your family, friends and networks to vote for our towns and the regional visitor economy.”
The winning towns from each category will go on to represent Victoria in the Australian top tourism towns awards.
“Having the South West represented in two categories would be a great result for accommodation, dining, retail and other tourism operators across the region,” Cr Makin said.
“It would send a really inviting message to travellers that this is a fantastic part of the world to visit, stay and explore on their next holiday”
Victorians have until Tuesday 31 May to vote for a town in each category.
All voters go in the draw to win a luxury weekend for two in Melbourne.
To read Timboon’s application, including a blog, suggested two-day itinerary and Spotify playlist, and to vote, click here.