Tidy Towns

These awards encourage, motivate and celebrate sustainability achievements of rural and regional communities across Australia. Each year state and territory winners are announced between August and November.

This year Keep Australia Beautiful warmly welcomes finalists from across Australia to this year’s competition:

State Finalist
NSW Maitland
NT Areyonga (Utju)
SA Barmera
TAS Stanley
VIC Horsham
WA Greenbushes
QLD No Competitor

Each finalist will receive a visit from the Australian Tidy Towns judge between February and April and the Australian Tidy Towns Awards event will take place on May 11-12 2017. 2016 Overall Tidy Towns Winner, Triabunna, Tasmania are eager to welcome this year’s finalists to their town with a population 895, the second largest township on the East coast of Tasmania in Glamorgan Spring Bay Council, located 84 km to the North East of Hobart. Ticketing information for this year’s awards will be announced in March.

Tidy Towns has been running nationally since 1990, and began in Western Australia in 1968.

View the 2016 Australian Tidy Towns winners book here.

Feeling inspired?  Enter Tidy Towns in your state or territory below.

The Australian Tidy Towns Awards are sponsored by the Australian Packaging Covenant, and the Department of the Environment.

Dept the Environment stacked





The Australian Sustainable Communities Awards program was a UNAA finalist in Organisational Leadership in 2016.

UNAA finalist