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
GWN7 Top Tourism Town Awards
Nominations for the 2017 GWN7 Top Tourism Town Awards have now closed.
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 2017 WA Regional Tourism Conference to be held in Albany on September 11 - 13.
2017 WA Regional Tourism Conference
Albany has been selected as the host of the inaugural 2017 WA Regional Tourism Conference, to take place on September 11 - 13. Albany was selected from a competitive field as an emerging tourism destination which would not only serve as an excellent host city, but will also allow for the development of regional businesses and experiences. The WA Regional Tourism Conference follows two consecutive State tourism conferences held in Perth, and the event is suitable for tourism operators from across Western Australia to attend.
The 2017 WA Regional Tourism Conference will include Visitor Centre specific content to aid in the development of Visitor Centres and the visitor servicing industry. The program will be released closer to the event.
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.