AAA Tourism

National Accommodation Star Rating Scheme

 

The official STAR Rating Scheme in Australia is operated by AAA Tourism, the independent national tourism body of Australia's Auto Clubs. STAR Ratings provide consistent ratings for over 10,000 accommodation properties throughout Australia, and over 500 criteria are used to assess a property and determine its Rating between one and five STARS as follows:

Hotel, Motel and Apartment Hotel Ratings

5 star

International standard with a high degree of facilities and outstanding appointments, furnishings and decor. Featuring an extensive range of first class guest services and a number and variety of room styles and/or suites, features a choice of dining facilities, 24 hour room service, housekeeping, valet parking, porterage and concierge services.

4 star

Exceptionally well appointed with a high level of facilities and quality furnishings. High degree of comfort, presentation and guest services provided.

3 star

Well appointed offering a comfortable standard of accommodation with above average furnishings and floor coverings.

2 star

Well maintained with an average standard of furnishings, bedding and floor coverings.

1 star

Basic standard and simply furnished. Resident manager.

Self Catering Accommodation Ratings

5 star

International quality accommodation, furnishings and decor with an extensive range of first class guest facilities and services.

4 star

Excellent quality accommodation, furnishings and facilities.

3 star

Well appointed accommodation with good, comfortable furnishings and facilities.

2 star

Moderate accommodation with comfortable furnishings and facilities.

1 star

Clean and basic accommodation with simple furnishings and facilities.

Bed & Breakfast and Guest House Ratings

5 star

International quality appointments, furnishings and decor with an extensive range of first class guest services and facilities. All bedrooms feature ensuites.

4 star

Excellent quality accommodation, furnishings and facilities with either individual or ensuite facilities for each bedroom provided.

3 star

Well appointed accommodation with good, comfortable furnishings and facilities.

2 star

Moderate accommodation with comfortable furnishings and facilities.

1 star

Clean and basic accommodation with simple furnishings and facilities.

Tourist/Caravan Park Ratings

5 star

Excellent establishment with exceptional amenities, facilities and accommodation.

4 star

Very good establishment with a high standard of amenities, facilities and accommodation.

3 star

Good, clean and well maintained establishment with a good standard of amenities, facilities and comfort.

2 star

Moderate, clean establishment that is reasonably well maintained.

1 star

Basic, clean establishment with basic amenities.

What do half STARS mean?

An additional half STAR indicates properties offering a similar standard to the appropriate full STAR rating, but providing more comfort through additional features and items.