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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.

TEQ’s mission

TEQ are a consumer-led experienced-focused and destination-delivered organisation that connects people and places like never before through innovation and collaboration with the tourism and events industry.

TEQ's responsibilities

  • Marketing Queensland and its world-class destinations
  • Building unique and appealing tourism experiences
  • Identifying, attracting, developing and marketing major events for the state
  • Researching and analysing tourism in Queensland

Visit the TEQ website for more information.

International Education

Study Queensland is the State Government organisation dedicated to promoting Queensland as a premier study destination and a preferred partner for education, training, research and innovation.

The department works with Study Queensland to leverage the benefits of international education to maximise the potential of Queensland’s visitor economy.

Visit the Study Queensland website for more information.

Cross River Rail Delivery Authority

The Cross River Rail Delivery Authority statutory body reports to the Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and the Minister for Cross River Rail. As such the department works with Cross River Rail on specific initiatives that align with the portfolio and the Director-General, Department of State Development, Tourism and Innovation is a Member of the Cross River Rail Authority Board.

The Cross River Rail Delivery Authority’s primary role is to plan, carry out, promote or coordinate activities to facilitate economic development and development for community purposes, in a Cross River Rail Priority Development Area, and to facilitate the efficient delivery of the CRR Project and related projects.

Visit the Cross River Rail 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. The office is led by Chief Entrepreneur, Leanne Kemp, who is also the Founder and CEO of Everledger.

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 (QTIC) website for more information.

Digital Economy

The Digital Economy delivers better digital services to Queenslanders and we support QCN Fibre to unlock unused optical fibre network capacity in existing Queensland Government telecommunication assets to improve digital connectivity in regional Queensland communities.


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