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EcoStar Accreditation

EcoStar Accreditation is for businesses that demonstrate a high level of environmental management, above the standard Quality Tourism Accreditation requirements. This additional module assists operators in achieving environmental sustainability and best-practice environmental management.


  • Access to resources and templates to help develop and reach sustainability goals
  • Demonstrate your commitment to environmental sustainability and cultural practices
  • Able to reference EcoStar accreditation in grant applications and awards submissions
  • Use EcoStar branding and be recognised as an environmentally sustainable business


EcoStar is an add-on module of the Quality Tourism Framework with its own accreditation criteria assessing operator’s business practices, policies and procedures relating to:

  • Sustainable Resource Use: Monitoring and minimising Electricity, Fuel, Water and Materials.
  • Natural Environment Protection: Measures and procedures to minimise footprint on natural habit and wildlife. Engagement in conservation initiatives.
  • Built Environment Performance: Building design and performance that conforms to the natural environment values in which it is situated.
  • Environmentally Responsible Behaviour: Evidence of design, planning and business procedures to minimise impact of activities on natural environment.
  • Working with Local and Indigenous Communities: What steps has the business undertaken to engage, support and involve local communities and traditional land-owners?
  • Promotion of Environmental and Social Understanding: Training and education resources and practices for staff and customer on relevant environment and cultural practices.


The fee to enrol into EcoStar is $100 (+GST) per annum for all Quality Tourism Accredited Businesses on top of their annual TiCSA membership fee.

EcoStar Accreditation forms part of the Quality Tourism Framework (QTF). QTF combines Tourism Accreditation, Star Ratings and the Australian Tourism Awards programs into a single pathway for business development.