HOW TO BECOME A TIDY TOWN

Enter Your State Tidy Towns Awards

Welcome to the Tidy Towns & Sustainable Cities Awards – where positive change meets recognition! Join a movement dedicated to fostering vibrant communities and environmentally conscious urban spaces.

For your town to become a national finalist in the National Tidy Towns Awards, you need to enter the State Tidy Towns Awards through your local state or territory Keep Australia Beautiful organisation. Overall winners at each state level then become a finalist for the National Awards.

So if you believe your Town is on the path to a greener, cleaner, and more sustainable future, contact your State KAB today!

DOES YOUR TOWN WANT TO BE A TIDY TOWN?

Does your town want to become a National Tidy Town? If yes, there are a few steps to gain this prestigious title.

1. Reach out to your state Keep Australia Beautiful organisation and acquire information about their awards procedure.

2. Participate in your state Tidy Towns awards program.

3. Secure victory in your state’s Tidy Town (or Sustainable Community) overall award.

4. As a result, you are automatically entered as a finalist in the National Tidy Towns Awards program.

BENEFITS OF ENTERING TIDY TOWNS

COMMUNITY PRIDE

Showcase your town or city’s commitment to cleanliness, sustainability, and community engagement. Boost local pride by demonstrating the collective effort to create a better living environment.

– Increased community pride, morale, spirit; and physical, mental & social well-being;

– Social interaction & co-operation between community members, groups and partners;

NATIONAL RECOGNITION

Gain visibility on a national scale as your town or city competes for the prestigious Tidy Towns & Sustainable Cities Awards. Stand out as a beacon of sustainability, setting an example for others to follow.

– Permanent recognition for winners and valuable feedback on award submissions;

– Recognition of sustainability initiatives and good governance in local government;

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

Celebrate and highlight your initiatives aimed at preserving and enhancing the environment. Whether it’s waste reduction, green spaces, or energy efficiency, your efforts will contribute to a healthier planet.

– Put your sustainability plans into action, with tangible environmental improvements across a range of categories;

– Improved natural environment and restoration of wildlife habitats;

TOURISM APPEAL

A well-maintained, sustainable town or city is an attractive destination for tourists. Showcase your community as a desirable place to visit, encouraging tourism and supporting local businesses.

– Potential for increased tourism and amenities for the local community;

– Increased valuable media exposure for your local area and community projects;

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NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Connect with like-minded communities, organizations, and experts in the field of sustainability. Share best practices, learn from others, and establish valuable collaborations to further enhance your town or city’s initiatives.

– Networking opportunities between industry, government, and environmental leaders and experts;

– Opportunities to showcase and celebrate the innovative work, expertise, and vision of your organisation or project;

ECONOMIC BENEFITS

Sustainable practices often translate into cost savings and long-term economic benefits. Highlight your town or city’s financial prudence and commitment to a sustainable future.

– Realise significant cost benefits through sustainable and efficient practices;

– Strengthening of current partnerships or initiation of new ones between community members and groups, councils and businesses;

EDUCATIONAL VALUE

Participating in the awards provides a platform to educate residents and visitors about sustainable practices. Foster a culture of environmental awareness and responsibility through educational programs and community outreach.

– Learning about other sustainability projects within NSW and sharing ideas with key stakeholders;

– Public awareness of environmental education issues;

IMPROVED LIVABILITY

A clean and sustainable environment contributes to improved quality of life for residents. By entering the Tidy Towns & Sustainable Cities Awards, you showcase your dedication to creating a place where people want to live, work, and raise their families.

– Creating excitement and motivation for communities by recognising their efforts in sustainability or other environmental initiatives and programs.

– Reduction of waste, graffiti prevention, and enhanced management of waste services;

PREVIOUS TIDY TOWNS WINNERS

2023 WINNER
Gascoyne Junction, WA

2022 WINNER
King Island, TAS

2021 WINNER
Hastings, VIC

WE ARE A NATIONAL ORGANISATION WITH A NETWORK OF INDEPENDENT STATE AND TERRITORY TEAMS

Join your local Keep Australia Beautiful Tidy Towns Program.