A Star Rating is determined by more than 200 criteria that have been ranked by Australian travellers according to what's important to them. The rating is independently verified ensuring customers can have confidence in the rating assigned to each property.
Star Ratings are an internationally recognised symbol for quality accommodation standards. They are used in more than 70 countries worldwide and reflect the cleanliness, quality and condition of guest facilities.
Star Ratings are a mark of quality: if a property has a 1 Star Rating, you can be assured that the property has met the standards expected of a quality 1 Star property; if a property has a 5 Star Rating, it has met the standards expected of a quality 5 Star property.
The 'star' symbols are a licensed trademark and can only be used by properties that have been licensed to use them by the Australian Tourism Industry Council (ATIC).
Star Ratings are your safeguard against 'self-ratings' - properties who have assessed their own quality standards.
Star Ratings are awarded to six distinct accommodation categories: Hotels, Motels, Serviced Apartments, Hosted Accommodation, Caravan-Holiday Parks and Self Catering properties.