Help Noojee win gold in the Victorian Top Tourism Town Awards

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Baw Baw’s very own Noojee has been announced as a finalist in a highly prized Victorian Top Tourism Town Awards for the second year in a row, with all residents encouraged to vote now and help our town take out the top accolade.

Each year the Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) hosts the Top Tourism Town Awards to showcase regional towns and destinations throughout the state that offer unique visitor experiences.

Taking home bronze in the annual awards last year, we’re aiming for gold and encouraging residents to cast their votes for Noojee via the VTIC website before voting closes on Thursday 22 June.

“This nomination is a huge win for our town of Noojee” says Mayor of Baw Baw Shire Annemarie McCabe. “Tourism driven economy plays a vital role in smaller, remote communities like Noojee. This nomination serves as a timely reminder of the hard work, dedication and resilience displayed by the town’s business owners, community groups, and residents, particularly during the last few years.”

“That’s exactly why we’re calling on the Baw Baw Shire community to get behind this beautiful part of our Shire and cast their votes for Noojee as the top tiny tourism town.”

This nomination follows a number of Council initiatives to enhance the town’s infrastructure and support the local tourism economy, including a $4 million upgrade of the popular Rokeby to Neerim Trail with an extension to Noojee and a $65,000 community resilience art project that is currently inviting expressions of interest from artists to create three public murals at the town’s popular tourism sites.

Noojee’s nomination is within the Top Tiny Tourism Towns category for towns with a population below 1,500 people, alongside Aireys Inlet, Jamieson, Red Hill South and Murchison.

To learn more about the 2023 Top Tourism Town Awards finalists and to cast your vote, please visit

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