Voting is now live for the 2020 OutInCanberra People’s Choice Awards! This year’s Awards are brought to you by our gold sponsor Canberra Outlet who are firm believers in the importance of the awards this year to refuel the hospitality industry. Shop luxury brands at outlet prices before heading into your favourite restaurant. We are super excited about our silver sponsor, STOKL who is making huge leaps in the hospitality industry. STOKL is an intelligent ordering platform to digitise the industry and get them saving time and money.

Like everything in 2020, the People’s Choice Awards are slightly different. A new category has been introduced ‘Best Covid Response’ to recognise those venues who have shown great resilience. This category will be determined by locals who will nominate the venues they wish to see get put forward for voting.

Exceptional stories of the hospo industry pivoting during crisis flooded our news feeds throughout lockdown and now is the time to properly commend those who went above and beyond to stay afloat and keep locals happy.

The usual People’s Choice Awards voting categories are still in the mix, including favourite restaurant, café, nightlife, entertainment, event & attraction and local product.

Each year our main category winners are invited to accept their awards in partnerships with the Canberra Region Tourism Awards. While the award ceremony won’t be going ahead this year, OutInCanberra believe it is more important than ever for the public to show its ongoing support for the industry via our digital voting platform.

OutInCanberra has proudly supported Canberra for 16 years and after 13 years running People’s Choice Awards they have been recognised as a local honour in the Canberra region. We’re delighted to celebrate iconic Canberra institutions and the tireless individuals behind them.

Help us shine a spotlight on the hospitality who have been through hardship this year and get voting!!

Don’t forget we have ten $100 dinner experiences to giveaway to voters.


A reminder of 2019 winners:

  • Favourite Restaurant: Akiba
  • Favourite Café: Brew & Brew
  • Favourite Nightlife Venue: Kokomos
  • Favourite Entertainment Venue: Canberra Raiders (GIO Stadium)
  • Favourite Event & Attraction: HIT 104.7 Skyfire
  • Favourite Local Product: Pialligo Estate Smokehouse