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Our partners

Partnerships are vital in building the Queensland economy, creating jobs of the future and attracting investment, skills and talent to our state.  We are a responsive government and lead by example, supporting collaborative partnerships with government, industry, researchers, investors and innovators.

Tourism and Events Queensland

Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) is a statutory body of the Queensland Government and the state's leading marketing, destination and experience development and major events agency.

In partnership with government, regional tourism organisations, industry and commercial stakeholders, TEQ aims to build Queensland's tourism and events industry to foster innovation, drive growth and boost visitor expenditure.

Visit the TEQ website for more information.

Queensland Academy of Sport

The Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) is the state’s leading high-performance sport agency responsible for the preparation of Queensland’s most talented athletes to perform on the world stage.

QAS is a distinct division in the department and supports Queensland’s elite athletes through access to:

  • High performance knowledge and expertise
  • high performance coaching
  • specialist support services
  • world-class facilities.

The QAS is an initiative of the Queensland Government and reports directly to the Minister for Tourism Industry Development and Innovation and Minister for Sport, Stirling Hinchliffe.

Find our more about the Queensland Academy of Sport.

Stadiums Queensland

Stadiums Queensland owns, manages and promotes major facilities in Queensland for staging national and international sport, recreational and entertainment events.

Stadiums Queensland is a Queensland Government statutory authority and reports directly to the Minister for Tourism Industry Development and Innovation and Minister for Sport, Stirling Hinchliffe.

Visit the Stadiums Queensland website for more information.

Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur

The Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur (OQCE) is the first of its kind in Australia with a strong goal – to make Queensland the number one #startupstate in the country. The office is part of the $755 million Advance Queensland initiative to build innovation in Queensland.

Read more about the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur.

Queensland Tourism Industry Council

The Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) represents the interests of Queensland’s tourism and hospitality industry. It’s a not-for-profit, private sector, membership-based organisation.

We work in partnership with QTIC to deliver initiatives that will increase the capability of Queensland’s tourism industry, such as digital mentoring programs and digital capability workshops.

QTIC is part of the DestinationQ partnership established between the tourism industry and the Queensland Government to deliver on key priorities that will drive growth and jobs in Queensland.

Visit the Queensland Tourism Industry Council website for more information.


DestinationQ is a partnership between the Queensland Government and the tourism industry, focused on making Queensland the number one tourism destination in Australia.

The Queensland Government is represented by the Department of State Development, Tourism and Innovation and Tourism and Events Queensland, while the Queensland Tourism Industry Council represents industry.

Tourism is critical in shaping the future of our state. DestinationQ partners work together to ensure our tourism industry is positioned to meet visitor expectations, and to identify priorities that will drive growth and jobs in the industry.

Information about the DestinationQ partnership, events and a range of other resources about Queensland’s tourism industry are available on the DestinationQ website.

Last updated: 18 Dec 2020