Our Indigenous tourism actions
Queensland boasts diverse Indigenous culture from the mainland and the Torres Strait, giving us an advantage and unique selling point over other states.
The Queensland Government is committed to supporting the growth of Indigenous business and partnerships and increasing Indigenous participation in tourism, generating jobs and economic outcomes.
In partnership with other areas of government, we have collaborated closely with industry partners – Queensland Tourism Industry Council and regional tourism organisations – to grow and develop the Indigenous tourism sector in Queensland, positioning the state as a future leader in Indigenous tourism.
Growing Indigenous Tourism in Queensland Fund
The Growing Indigenous Tourism in Queensland Fund was delivered to support the development of new and sustainable Indigenous tourism products and experiences that will encourage high value travellers to visit Queensland.
Our Country Advisory Service
The Our Country Advisory Service provides targeted support, advice, toolkits and voice to emerging and established Indigenous tourism operators, sectoral aligned businesses, and community owned organisations.
Queensland's Year of Indigenous Tourism
To recognise the importance of Indigenous tourism, the Queensland Government celebrated 2020 – 2021 as the Year of Indigenous Tourism.
The Queensland Government is supporting the transition of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) from its past reliance on sand mining to a new future as a leading destination for cultural and eco-tourism.
The transition program, known as Minjerribah Futures, rests on a foundation of Quandamooka culture and sustainability.
Indigenous tourism bodies
There are 2 Indigenous peak bodies in Queensland, who have emerged in 2021-2022, to provide a self determined voice, to guide the growth of the Indigenous tourism sector in Queensland.
- Independent Indigenous Tourism Operators of Queensland (IITOQ)
- Queensland First Nations Tourism Council (QFNTQ)
We are working with IITOQ and QFNTC to support development of the Indigenous tourism industry in Queensland.
Australian Indigenous Tourism Conference
The Queensland Government is proudly supporting The 2022 Australian Indigenous Tourism Conference (AITC).
AITC is hosted by the Western Australian Indigenous Tourism Operators Council (WAITOC) and is themed ‘The Time is Now - Let's Ignite’. This 3 day conference takes place in Cairns from 16 to 18 June 2022, and will offer thought-provoking insights from tourism experts and industry leading organisations.
Last updated: 08 Jun 2022