Training and Events

Calendar of Events

2019 TAA (Vic) Events

TAA (Vic) will deliver a range of educational and issues-centric events in 2019 to ensure members have direct access to a range of key industry stakeholders. Here, they will be able to discuss challenges and opportunities of relevance to them. 

The 2019 TAA (Vic) Calendar of Events provides members and industry stakeholders with a month-at-a-view
overview of TAA (Vic) events and those of key industry stakeholders. It includes school and public holiday dates.

The calendar will be continually updated as more relevant events and activities are confirmed.
It provides a useful snapshot for TAA (Vic) members, to assist them with planning and budgeting activities.

Know of an event that we have not listed? Let us know by emailing 

2019 TAA (Vic) Accommodation Awards for Excellence 

The 2019 TAA (Vic) Accommodation Awards for Excellence gala dinner and celebration of venue and service excellence will be hosted at Grand Hyatt Melbourne on Thursday 20 June 2019 (6pm for a 6.30pm start). 

Final nominations are invited for the following individual employee and property categories: 

Individual Nominations

  • Concierge of the Year 
  • Employee and Maintenance Employee of the Year 
  • Food and Beverage Services Employee of the Year 
  • Back of House Employee of the Year 
  • Hotel Industry Rising Star 
  • Housekeeper Employee of the Year 
  • Marketing Employee of the Year 
  • Sales Employee of the Year 
  • Chef of the Year  
  • Revenue Management Employee of the Year
Property Nominations 
  • Best Environmental and Energy Efficiency Practice 
  • Best Marketed Accommodation Provider 
  • Oustanding Achievement in Training 
  • Outstanding Community Service Achievement 
  • Excellence in Innovation 
This year, TAA (Vic) has streamlined the voting, nomination and judging process, with the development of an event app. By downloading the app to your smartphone or desktop computer members will easily be able to nominate their property or individuals in the above mentioned categories. Judges are also currently using the app to assess properties and individuals against pre-determined criteria. At the completion of the event, judge’s assessments will be made available to category finalists for review, to assist with training and coaching. 

Please click on the TAA (Vic) Awards link to download the app. 

Good luck! 

TAA (Vic) Awards for Excellence

One of the most celebrated occasions on the TAA (Vic) events calendar is the TAA (Vic) Accommodation Awards for Excellence event. This event recognises venue excellence and superior service provided by staff in accommodation properties across metropolitan Victoria.

Rewarding and recognising excellence at all levels of the industry is very important and is central to the way hoteliers motivate and engage their associates. The diversity and quality of Victorian hotels is definitely something worthy of being celebrated.

2018 TAA (Vic) Accommodation Awards for Excellence winners 

2017 TAA (Vic) Accommodation Awards for Excellence winners 

2016 TAA (Vic) Accommodation Awards for Excellence winners 

2015 TAA (Vic) Accommodation Awards for Excellence winners

2017 Deluxe Accommodation Hotel of the Year - QT Melbourne

Success at the TAA (Vic) State Awards typically translates into the opportunity for the winning hotel to enter the AHA National Awards for Excellence event and pit their hotel’s amenities and service standards against Australia’s very best hotels.

Event partner opportunities

Does a tailored opportunity to prominently place your company name in front of 500 guests, including hotel owners and general managers (decision makers), their staff, industry dignitaries and key stakeholders sound appealing to you?

Don’t delay, contact TAA (Vic) General Manager, Dougal Hollis,
on (03) 8631 7904 or via email
for more details about securing one of the limited number
of remaining event partner spots that are available for our 2019 event.

Rogues Gallery

Can you spot yourself in a crowd? Take a look at our Rogues Gallery from the 2017 TAA (Vic) Accommodation Awards for Excellence event, held on Thursday 22 June 2017, at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne.

Nomination and entry details for our 2019 TAA (Vic) Accommodation Awards for Excellence event will be announced in late 2018.