Visitor Centres

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.

COMING SOON - Visitor Centre representatives will soon have access to the below Document and Forum portals containing resources exclusively for Visitor Centres.

Visitor Centre Portals

News & Resources

Nominations Open for GWN7 Top Tourism Town Awards

Nominate your town or city for the 2018 GWN7 Top Tourism Awards for your chance to win some great prizes, as well as recognition and industry and consumer exposure for your destination!

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.

Nominations are now open - make sure you get your nomination in by April 27, with written submissions due by 11 June. Click here to download the award criteria and here to download the nomination form.

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.
 
For further information, contact Pat Strahan at pat@strahanevents.com.au or 0414 682 892.

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.

Model Objectives - VCs, LTOs & Tourism Associations

Model Constitution - VCs, LTOs & Tourism Association 

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.

Click here to access the guide.