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Dunkeld and Greater Hamilton needs your vote as top tourism town

6 May 2021

The vibrant town of Dunkeld is again in the spotlight, having been announced as a finalist in ‘Victoria’s Top Tourism Town’ awards. The Awards, hosted by the Victorian Tourism Industry Council, recognise and celebrate towns that offer an amazing visitor experience. Dunkeld is one of 22 finalists from across the state, with winners to be determined by the community with online voting for the Top Tourism Town now open.

A video highlighting the region was submitted to the competition by Southern Grampians Shire Council’s tourism team, along with a four day itinerary and editorial piece. The video features many Dunkeld local businesses and faces as well as a cameo or two from the local wildlife.

Southern Grampians Shire Council’s Mayor Bruach Colliton said Council was thrilled to have Dunkeld as a finalist in the Top Tourism Town Awards and believed the video showcased the unique experiences possible in the Southern Grampians.

“The Award submission was an outstanding collaborative effort by the Dunkeld community and businesses in conjunction with our tourism team, with a strong focus on the people and places that make Dunkeld a Top Tourism Town,” Cr Colliton said.

“Dunkeld is a destination powered by a welcoming community of locals that embrace visitors as they would lifelong friends – our Greater Hamilton community know this. We now want the rest of Victoria to know this too so we encourage everyone to get behind our entry and vote Dunkeld as Top Tourism Town too.”

“With the current focus on intra-state domestic tourism, now is the time to draw attention to our Greater Hamilton region and put the spotlight on our operators, retailers and industry. It’s now up to everyone, residents and visitors, to show just how much they love our region, by voting” Cr Colliton said.

The winners of the award will be decided by the public with voting now open.

Individuals can cast their vote for Dunkeld, and go into the draw to win a Melbourne escape for two, valued at $700.

To find out more and cast your vote, visit

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