Welcome to the official website of Visitor Centres Western Australia (VCWA), the peak industry body representing Visitor Centres and the visitor servicing industry in WA.
Our mission is to be a strong tourism representative on matters that impact on visitor servicing, while assisting members with long-term sustainability and providing networking opportunities within our vibrant industry.
Visitor Centre WA members now have access to the below Members-Only Document and Forum portals containing exclusive resources. VCWA Members should have received a username and password - if you have not received yours, please send us an email.
Visitor Centre Portals
If you would like to submit a document or have any issues with the Portal, please send us an email.
News & Resources
2018 GWN7 Top Tourism Town Awards
Nominations for the 2018 GWN7 Top Tourism Awards are now closed. Written submissions are due by June 11.
VCWA is delighted to welcome back GWN7 as the naming rights sponsor of the Awards program for another year. The Top Tourism Town with a population over 5,000 will receive $25,000 advertising on GWN7, with the winner of the population under 5,000 category receiving $10,000 advertising through GWN7.
Three finalists will be selected in each category from the written submissions and will receive a visit from two judges to decide the winning town. In addition there are four category awards – Marketing and Media, Tourism and Business Planning, Community Engagement, and Heritage, Cultural and Environmental Visitor Experiences. The winner of the category awards will be the town/city that receives the highest score for those questions.
The winners will be announced at the 2018 WA Tourism Conference to be held in Perth on September 3 - 5.
Visitor Centre Governance
The following is a model Constitution for a Visitor Centre or local tourism association that should be incorporated as a non-profit company limited by guarantee under the federal Corporations Act 2001. If you trade interstate e.g. accept bookings, have significant assets or want a high level of governance - you should consider incorporation under this Act. If you are a small organisation, with minimal budget and assets, and do not trade interstate - then you should consider incorporation under the Associations Incorporation Act 2015.
Tourism Boost Online Guide
If you are new to the tourism industry, or in need of a refresher, the Tourism Boost Online Guide is designed to give you the knowledge needed to make your business a success. In the guide, you will find information about how the tourism industry is structured, who the main players are, what steps you need to take to get your tourism venture off the ground, essential marketing avenues to pursue, as well as a wealth of useful resources and guides, such as interactive pricing tools.