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

GWN7 Top Tourism Town Awards - Winners Announced

The coastal city of Mandurah has been named the winner of the GWN7 Top Tourism Town Award in front of more than 200 people at the inaugural WA Regional Tourism Conference Dinner at Albany Entertainment Centre.

Mandurah beat out fellow finalists Albany and Kalgoorlie-Boulder to claim the award in the category for towns/cities with a population over 5,000, receiving a $25,000 airtime package from GWN7 to promote Mandurah on regional television.

Pemberton was named the winner of the GWN7 Top Tourism Award for a town with a population under 5,000, with judges particularly impressed by the high level of collaboration across the community and all areas as well as their significant tourism developments in 2016. The winners receive a $10,000 airtime package from GWN7.

The videos of the finalists in each category can be seen on the links below:

Mandurah
Albany
Kalgoorlie-Boulder
Pemberton
Kalbarri
Cocos-Keeling Islands

The Category winners in this year’s awards were:

  • Marketing & Media – Cocos Keeling Islands
  • Tourism & Business Planning – Albany
  • Community Engagement – Pemberton
  • Heritage, Cultural and Environmental Visitor Experiences – Kalgoorlie-Boulder
  • Destination Video – Kalgoorlie-Boulder

The awards are run by Visitor Centres WA and sponsored by long-term supporters GWN7 and Vanguard Press.

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