Marine Tourism Accreditation

Marine Tourism Accreditation is a module of the Australian Tourism Accreditation Program (ATAP) specifically designed to help WA Marine Tourism Businesses address and be rewarded for meeting WA Marine Tour Operators Best Practice Standards. By becoming Marine Tourism Marine AccreditationAccredited, businesses have demonstrated a commitment to professionalism and ethical conduct operating in Western Australia’s pristine marine environment.

Marine Tourism Accreditation Standards

The standards of the Marine Tourism Accreditation include:

Business Operations

  • Registration, Insurance and Licensing
  • Marine Qualifications

Marine Operations

  • Compliance with Risk Management and Safety Standards
  • Sound Environmental and Sustainability Practices

Customer Operations

  • Professional Customer Service
  • Social and Cultural Sustainability

Businesses must read and demonstrate a commitment to the WA Marine Tour Operators Best Practice Standards by signing off on the Marine Tourism Accreditation Requirements Checklist.

Details on the requirements and supporting links, templates and samples are found in the More Info sections of the ATAP Online Program under the heading Marine Tourism Accreditation.

Marine Tourism Accreditation Guide is available to assist you through the process.

Marine Tourism Accreditation Benefits

Marine Tourism Accredited businesses will:

  • Be able to display the Marine Tourism Accreditation logo in all business marketing and advertising.
  • Be recognised as having met WA Marine Tour Operators Best Practice Standards.
  • Have demonstrated a commitment to professionalism and ethical conduct operating in Western Australia’s pristine marine environment.

How to Apply

Businesses accredited through the Australian Tourism Accreditation Program automatically meet the required general tourism business standards for accreditation and only need to be assessed for the Marine Tourism Accreditation standards.

To be assessed simply contact an Industry Advisor at Tourism Council WA on (08) 9416 0700 or email accreditation@tourismcouncilwa.com.au who will provide you with the Marine Tourism Accreditation information. Details can also be viewed within the online program in section 14g Marine Tourism Accreditation.

If you are not already an accredited tourism business you can also submit an ATAP Registration Form and complete your Australian Tourism Accreditation Program and Marine Tourism Accreditation together.

Accreditation Fees

There is no additional fee for on top of the ATAP annual fee for Marine Tourism Accreditation.

For further information about Marine Tourism Accreditation please contact an Industry Advisor at Tourism Council WA on (08) 9416 0700 or email accreditation@tourismcouncilwa.com.au.