Voting for the OutInCanberra People’s Choice Awards 2017 is only open for one more week.


The People’s Choice Awards shine a spotlight on the exceptional dining and entertainment venues within Canberra’s tourism and hospitality industries. Based on your votes, the region’s top performers will be recognised at the Canberra and Capital Region Tourism Awards on 17 November.

To cast your vote, simply head to the voting portal and select your favourite Café, Restaurant, Entertainment, Event/Attraction, and Nightlife. Under each category, there are a few optional selections for you to make if you wish, for categories like best family-friendly entertainment and favourite breakfast venue.

The winners from each category at the 2016 People’s Choice Awards were:

Favourite Café: The Cupping Room

Favourite Restaurant: AKIBA

Favourite Nightlife: BentSpoke Brewing Co.

Favourite Entertainment: Palace Electric Cinemas

Favourite Event and Attraction: National Multicultural Festival

There’s a bunch of instant win social media prizes for you to get your hands on, as well as our major prize of dinner for two every month for a year at some of the region’s best venues. Remember, each question answered on the voting platform equals one entry into the draw, so fill out everything if you can.

We know you’re just as excited as us about celebrating the venues and attractions that make Canberra special, so get your votes in now!

It’s also time to vote the Canberra Visitor Experience Award, via  This survey is aimed at helping businesses monitor performance, raise standards and improve their customers’ experience.  Data and insights are collected on five key metrics – Customer Service, Atmosphere, Cleanliness, Value for Money and Overall Experience. Use the short survey to rate the Canberra business out of 25 points across these areas, and you have up until 5pm Friday 10 November to vote.