Dorrigo has won this title.
Dorrigo has won this title.

Your town could clean up at awards

DORRIGO was the pride of the region when it took out the official title Australia’s Tidy Town – now people on the Coffs Coast can nominate and vote for their favourite town.

Tidy Towns, the iconic competition that puts Australian towns on the map, has announced it’s first ever People’s Choice Award.

“If you think your town is the best or you want to encourage tourists to visit, make sure it is nominated – and that people vote for it – as we will be awarding the winning town a $10,000 grant towards a community project,” marketing director of Navman Technology Wendy Hammond said.

“Don’t worry if you think your town is too small, the entries will be judged on how many votes each town receives per head of population, as well as in the quality of the reasons for nomination.”

Run by Keep Australia Beautiful, Tidy Town’s judges travel the length and breadth of the country judging towns not only on tidiness but on a rigorous set of social and environmental attributes.

However, unlike the official competition, the “Navman People’s Choice” award is purely about popularity and designed to allow everyone around the country to have a say in Tidy Towns by voting for their favourite town.

“Australia is packed full of amazing regional towns that offer incredible experiences for visitors,” Australian Regional Tourism Network manager Vivienne Palmer said.

Anyone who nominates or votes goes in the running to win one of 10 top of the range Navman GPS.

To nominate or vote visit

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