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Destination with population = Municipal or Local Council, Regional Tourism Organisation, Island Authority, or other Management organisation with control over a defined area.

Destination Population:

Engagement fee *

(first year only)

Nature or Ecotourism Certified Destination

Annual Renewal fee **

Green Destinations Certified (Ecotourism)

Annual renewal Fee ***

Less than 5,000

$3,500

$2,400

$8,000

Less than 25,000

$4,300

$3,200

$8,000

Less than 50,000

$5,100

$4,000

$8,000

Less than 100,000

$5,900

$4,800

$9,600

Less than 250,000

$6,700

$5,600

$11,200

Less than 1,000,000

$7,500

$6,400

$12,800

 

Protected Area without population = Nature or national Parks, protected area, marine parks etc., and large attractions (destinations usually with little or no resident population).

Protected Area size in km2:

Engagement fee *

(first year only)

Nature or Ecotourism Certified Destination Annual Renewal fee **

Green Destinations Certified (Ecotourism)

Annual Renewal fee ***

Less than 5

$3,500

$2,400

$6,400

Less than 200

$4,300

$3,200

$6,400

More than 200

$5,100

$4,000

$8,000

 

* Paid upon signing of engagement letter. Includes: 1-day on-site induction with Ecotourism Australia Programs Manager (except travel time & logistics) & 10 hours of online/phone support by Ecotourism Australia Programs Manager. Does not include: On-site audit fee, travel time & logistics for auditor.

** Includes online audit fee (required every 2 years).

Does not include onsite audit fee, travel time or logistics for auditor (required every 4 years).

*** Includes on-site audit fee required every 2 years (except travel time & logistics). Only paid once. certified at this level.

 

Audit fee from Nature and Ecotourism level certification

$650/day + cost of logistics

Initial audit required to become certified, and then online audit is required every 2 years, and onsite every 4 years. Onsite audit is expected to take 2-3 days.

Application for 1st Year Top 100 awards

Free (require 15 criteria completed)

 

Application for 2nd year Top 100 awards

Free (require 30 criteria completed)

Free if you are certified (Nature, Ecotourism or GSTC accredited) or will be certified before the due date. $800 for non-certified.

Please note: Logistics may include accommodation, transport (including flights) and meeting rooms.

Pricing is in AUD, excluding GST and subject to change.