MIL-OSI Australia: Vote for Bendigo and Heathcote in the Victorian Top Tourism Town Awards

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Source: State of Victoria Local Government 2

Bendigo and Heathcote have been shortlisted in finalist categories in the 2024 TAC Victorian Top Tourism Town Awards and your vote will make a difference.

Bendigo has been shortlisted in the ‘regional town’ category and Heathcote has been shortlisted in the ‘small regional town’ category, so now is the time to get voting.

When you vote for Bendigo and Heathcote, you will enter a draw to win a luxurious stay in Melbourne for two, including two nights at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, $500 worth of dining vouchers at Chin Chin and Yakimono, and two tickets for The Lume and Artvo Immersive Gallery.

Acting Manager Tourism and Major Events Glenn Harvey said it was great news for Bendigo and Heathcote to be named finalists in the prestigious awards. 

“I encourage the community to vote for Bendigo and Heathcote in the 2024 TAC Victorian Top Tourism Town Awards as it counts towards the final scores,” Mr Harvey said.

“It is easy to vote, visit the webpage for 2024 Finalists, click ‘vote now’, select Bendigo and Heathcote, and you can pop your details in to win a prize. Ask your friends and family to do the same and spread the word.

“Bendigo and Heathcote provide fantastic visitor experiences with a great reputation for our food and beverage offerings as a UNESCO City and Region of Gastronomy that sets us apart from other regional towns. It has been a big 12 months for our tourism industry with new events such as the Paris exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery and Meatstock, a new Bendigo Airport Terminal opening, upgraded cellar doors in Heathcote and new tours launched by Dumawul.

“We have a dedicated and passionate tourism industry, including attractions, accommodation, retail, and hospitality providers that are proud to offer something for people of all ages and interests.

“Voting is open until 5pm on Monday June 24 so make your vote count for Greater Bendigo.”

Bendigo won gold in 2022 and went on to win silver at national level. Bendigo also won silvers in 2021 and 2023 at state level. Heathcote won silver in 2023 and bronze in 2022 in the small regional town category at the TAC Victorian Top Tourism Town Awards. 

The winners of the 2024 TAC Victorian Top Tourism Town Awards will be announced at a Presentation evening on Thursday July 25, 2024, at Cleveland Estate in Lancefield.