Tidy Towns is the flagship program of Keep Queensland Beautiful. This well-known program aims to recognise and reward work occuring in towns across Queensland.

The Queensland Tidy Towns Accreditation & Awards program better reflects the comprehensive approach that has been a part of the Tidy Towns ethos for many years.

Accreditation provides participating towns with a 1 to 5 star rating, based on progress in key focus areas; Environmental Innovation and Protection, Heritage and Culture, Community Spirit, Litter Action, Resource Recovery, Waste Management, Water Conservation and Energy Efficiency.

The introduction of ‘accreditation’ allows every participating town, not just ‘award’ winning towns, to be recognised for their efforts through promotion in marketing campaigns, the Tidy Towns honour roll, Our Queensland travel guide and through the provision of signage and the directory.

In 2018, the ‘awards’ return; Community Champions Award, Tidy School Award, Environmental Pioneer Award, Heritage and Culture Award, Litter Legends Award (Individual, Council or Community/Business initiative), Waste Warrior Award (Council or Business initiative), Water Conservation Award and Energy Innovation Award.

The Queensland Tidy Towns program provides formal recognition of the hard work that communities are already carrying out to foster long-term environmental and social health.

  • Boost community morale
  • Encourage positive social change
  • Promote local businesses, community groups, unique natural environment and cultural heritage
  • Encourage tourism
  • Enhance the reputation of the town as a great place to live
  • Receive supporting feedback from the judges

Registrations open: Monday, 2 July 2018   |   Submissions close: Friday, 31 August 2018   |   Announcement: 29 October 2018

Queensland Tidy Towns Accreditation and Awards