Awards

Awards

Australia Zoo is extremely proud to have been nominated and successful in multiple state, national & international awards.

These awards are recognition of our dedication in making a positive difference for wildlife and wild places.

Australian Tourism Legends The Irwin Family


2019

  • Winner – Queensland Tourism Award: RACQ People’s Choice Award – Experience & Services
  • Winner – Queensland Tourism Award: Young Achievers award – Robert Irwin
  • Silver – Queensland Tourism Award: Major Tourist Attraction

2018

  • Australian Tourism Legend – Australian Tourism Award – The Irwin family
  • Gold – Queensland Tourism Award: Major Tourist Attraction
  • Hall of Fame – Sunshine Coast Business Award: Tourism Attraction award – Australia Zoo
  • Australian Tourism Business Accreditation – Australia Zoo

2017

  • Bronze – Queensland Tourism Award: Major Tourist Attraction
  • Winner – Sunshine Coast Business Award: Tourism Attraction award – Australia Zoo
  • Australian Tourism Business Accreditation – Australia Zoo

2016

  • Silver – Queensland Tourism Award: Major Tourist Attraction
  • Winner – Sunshine Coast Business Award: Tourism Attraction award – Australia Zoo
  • Australian Tourism Business Accreditation – Australia Zoo
  • Bindi Irwin (Previous Winner) presented the Young Achiever Award at the Premier’s Sustainability Awards

2015

  • Winner – Queensland Tourism Award: Major Tourist Attraction – Australia Zoo
  • Winner – Sunshine Coast Business Award: Tourism Attraction award – Australia Zoo
  • Winner – Queensland Award for Excellence in Women’s Leadership – Terri Irwin
  • Winner – Dancing with the Stars – Bindi Irwin
  • Winner – Premier’s Sustainability Awards : Young Achievers award – Bindi Irwin
  • Winner – Queensland Tourism Award: Young Achievers award – Bindi Irwin

2014

  • Winner – Australian Geographic Young Conservationist Award – Bindi Irwin
  • Winner – Sunshine Coast Business Awards – Major Tourist Attraction
  • Winner – What’s on 4 Junior Awards – Best Family Day Out
  • Finalist – Queensland Australian of the Year Awards – Terri Irwin

2013

  • Silver – Australian Tourism Awards – Major Tourist Attractions

2012

  • Winner – Queensland Tourism Awards – Major Tourist Attractions

2011

  • Winner – Queensland Tourism Awards – Marie Watson-Blake Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Individual – Terri Irwin
  • Winner – Sunshine Coast Multicultural Excellence Awards – Hall of Fame – Terri Irwin

2010

  • Winner – Queensland Management Excellence Awards – Owner Manager of the Year
  • Winner – Queensland Management Excellence Awards – Owner Manager of the Year, Sunshine Coast Region
  • Finalist – Queensland Tourism Awards – Tour and/or Transport Operator – Australia Zoo Whale Encounters
  • Finalist – Queensland Tourism Awards – The Marie Watson-Blake Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Individual – Terri Irwin
  • Conservationists of the Year (The Irwin Family) – Las Vegas Natural History Museum Dinosaur Ball

2009

  • Winner – Queensland Tourism Awards – Queensland’s Major Tourist Attraction – Queensland Tourism’s Hall of Fame
  • Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame
  • Queensland Q150 Icon

2008

  • Winner – Qantas Australian Tourism Award – Major Tourist Attraction
  • Winner – Queensland Tourism Awards – Major Tourist Attraction

2007

  • Winner – Queensland Tourism Awards – Major Tourist Attraction
  • Winner – Queensland Telstra Business Women’s Award
  • Winner – Queensland Tourism Awards – Tourism Retail Award
  • Finalist – Best Travel Agency Retail – Regional
  • Finalist – Best Travel Consultant – Retail

2006

  • 50 Most Beautiful Exports, Tourism Category Honour Roll
  • Special Award for Outstanding Contribution to Tourism: Steve Irwin, Queensland Tourism Awards
  • Winner – Queensland Tourism Awards – Tourism Retail Award
  • Nominee – Queensland Tourism Awards – Major Tourist Attraction
  • Honorary Order of Australia for outstanding dedication to wildlife conservation and the tourism industry: Terri Irwin
  • Special Award for Contribution to Australia Tourism: Steve Irwin, Australian Tourism Awards
  • Winner – Australian Tourism Awards, Best Tourism Retailing Outlet
  • Winner – President’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Caloundra, Caloundra Chamber of Commerce

2005

  • Winner – Queensland Tourism Awards, Tourism Retail Award
  • Winner – Sunshine Coast Excellence in Business Awards, Tourism/Hospitality/Accommodation – Macro Business Award
  • Nominee – Sunshine Coast Excellence in Business Awards, Employee of the Year – Giles Clark, Senior Big Cat Handler

2004

  • Winner – Australian Export Award Accor Tourism Award
  • Winner – Queensland Export Awards: Tourism Category
  • Winner – Queensland Export Awards: Premier’s Special Award
  • Winner – Australian of the Year for Queensland – Steve Irwin
  • Winner – Suncorp Sunshine Coast Top 100 Business Awards: Medium-Large Business with Greatest Annual Growth
  • Winner – Australian Tourism Awards: Major Tourist Attraction

2003

  • Winner – Queensland Tourism Awards: Major Tourist Attraction
  • Gold Award – National Trust Queensland, For Excellence in Heritage Conservation Works or Action
  • Winner – 92.7 Mix Fm Best of the Sunshine Coast: Best Tourist Attraction

2002

  • Winner – Queensland Tourism Awards: Major Tourist Attraction
  • Winner – Sunshine Coast Tourism Awards: Major Tourist Attraction
  • Winner – RAQ Australian Fashion Design Awards: Qantas Kids, Bindi Wear by Australia Zoo
  • Top 10 Winner – Suncorp Sunshine Coast’s Top 100 Businesses
  • Award – Ambassador Award: Promoting and Raising the Profile of Caloundra throughout Australia and Overseas
  • Top 25 – Who Magazine: The 25 Most Intriguing People in 2002
  • Finalist – Excellence in Business Awards

2001

  • Hall of Fame Award Winner – Glasshouse Country Business Awards
  • Finalist – Brisbane Tourism Awards: Major Tourist Attractions

2000

  • Finalist – Tourism Sunshine Coast Excellence in Tourism Awards: Major Tourist Attraction
  • Finalist – Brisbane Tourism Awards Major Tourist Attraction
  • Des Scanlan Oak Memorial Award: The Most Outstanding Contribution To Tourism

1999

  • Winner – The Sunshine Coast GIO Excellence in Business Award: Category – Service Large
  • Finalist – Tourism Sunshine Coast Excellence in Tourism Awards: Major Tourist Attraction