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Accommodation that doesn’t cost the earth

From sensational coastlines and countryside, to diverse nature and wildlife, Australia offers some of the most memorable experiences on earth. Now even Australia’s urban centres are amongst the world’s greenest – with destinations such as Sydney recently ranked in the top 10 most sustainable destinations in the world.

Travellers to Australia seeking sustainable options for their stay, can reward hotels that share their sustainability vision and commitment. The hotels below are using the following recognised and robust sustainability ratings or certifications to understand, improve and communicate their sustainability performance. The star rating in red below is the hotel’s quality rating, and the star rating in green shows the guest review ratings. In giving them your custom, you are supporting hotels committed to continuous improvement on their sustainability journey.

EarthCheck offers certification and capacity building programs for a range of accommodation types globally. These programs use internationally recognised criteria to report on performance including environment, corporate and social responsibility, risk and quality management. 


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Green Star is a mark of quality for sustainability in the built environment. Green Star – Performance rates building operations across nine categories including management, indoor environment quality, water, land use and ecology, emissions and innovation. Green Star also certifies sustainability outcomes for design and construction of new buildings


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NABERS rates how well environmental impacts of a hotel are being managed, compared to hotels of the same size and quality. A 6 star NABERS rating indicates market leading performance. NABERS is a national program delivered by the NSW government 


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The properties featured on this page have been certified by third-party sustainability organizations, not relies on the properties to tell us about their relevant certifications, and we aren't responsible for making sure the certifications are appropriate or correct.