Toukley is a finalist in the Top Tourism Town Awards

Toukley is a finalist in the NSW Tourism Industry Council’s inaugural Top Tourism Town Awards and now it is time for the public to show their support by voting before Friday, May 14.

Powered by Business NSW, the NSW Tourism Industry Council aims to help businesses operating in the visitor economy to maximise their potential to ensure that NSW remains the number one tourism destination in Australia.

Business NSW Central Coast Regional Director, Paula Martin, said Toukley was named among the 26 in the Top Tourism Towns with less than 5,000 residents, along with Ettalong Beach.

Terrigal is among the 16 in the list of Top Tourism Towns greater than 5,000 residents.

“The awards showcase how community collaboration between local chambers of commerce, tourism associations, councils and visitor information centres have come together to celebrate their towns as a tourism destination,” said Paula Martin, Business NSW’s Central Coast Regional Director.

“The process was highly competitive with inspiring editorial, images and video content accompanied by a compelling three to four day itinerary essential to be a Top Tourism Town finalist.

“It is so encouraging to see our local towns embrace the Top Tourism Town Awards and demonstrates the enormous work we have done to attract visitors and support local businesses and economies.

“These awards acknowledge and reward that work,” Martin said.

Now is the time for the public to have their pick with voting now open until Friday, May 14.

The winners will be announced by Minister for Tourism, Investment and Jobs, Stuart Ayres, at the Local Government NSW Destination and Visitor Economy Conference on Thursday, May 27.

“Get voting now and share your love for our towns,” Martin said.

“After the past challenging year, let’s put the Central Coast on the map,” she said.

Votes can be place online at

Media release, May 7
Regional Director, Central Coast, Business NSW