2023 Winners

Congratulations to all our Fantastic enteries and all of our category winners! Thanks for a great year of Business and Tourism in the Fraser Coast!

With the 2023 Business and Tourism Awards concluded at the Beach House Hotel in Hervey Bay, a night of celebration was had by all in attendance! This years 2023 Business and Tourism awards covered a wide range of business sectors including tourism, healthcare, manufacturing, customer service, non-profit, retail and more.
We couldn’t have done it without you! 

A big thank you to our sponsors who's contributions helped to make the evening a success

Platinum Sponsor

Better Banking Big Impact

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So your banking becomes part of something much bigger and much better.


  Prestigious Awards

Best Fraser Coast Business:  Hyne Timber

John Craig-Gardiner Memorial Award: Robyn & Lloyd Burgess – Tasman Venture

Chamber Presidents’ Award: Brother Brother Organics

Hall of Fame Inductees: 

Primary Industries & Agribusiness – Lychee Hill Estate


Category Winners: 

Con Souvlis Young Achiever of the Year: Luke Strochnetter

Verena Fletcher Service of Excellence: Tara Duerkop


Trade & Manufacturing: Allweld Manufacturing Pty Ltd

Primary Industries & Agri-Business: Brother Brother Organics

Retailing: Pie & Pastry Paradise

Outstanding Professional Services & Micro Business: WASH Clip Groom

Outstanding Small Business: World Treasure Designs

Outstanding Medium & Large Business: SeaLink Marine & Tourism – K’gari

Bar & Club Dining: Bay Central Tavern

Cafe: Su Jus

Restaurant: Portside Cafe & Restaurant

Camping, Caravan & RV Parks: Gootchie Creek Escape

General Accommodation: Sanctuary Lakes Fauna Retreat

Resort & Deluxe Accommodation: K’gari Beach Resort

Tourism – Land Based: K’gari Explorer Tours

Tourism – Marine Based: Whalesong Cruises

Events & Event Management: Rally For a Cause

Education Provider: Riverside Christian College

Health Provider: Bay Osteopathy & Injury Rehabilitation

NFP, Community & Charities: Rally For A Cause

Innovation: Hyne Timber

Marketing:  JR Marketing Group

Customer Service:  Whalesong Cruises

Best New Fraser Coast Business: Bar Soma