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Year of Indigenous Tourism 2020-2021

Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) tourism is an iconic part of the Queensland tourism offering. It is essential to attracting new and return visitors to Queensland and ensuring participation of Indigenous Australians in the tourism industry.

To support the growth of Indigenous business and partnerships and increasing Indigenous participation in tourism, generating jobs and economic outcomes, the Queensland Government invested $10 million over 2020 and 2021 to support Indigenous tourism development and growth.

The Year of Indigenous Tourism in 2020 – 2021 gave visitors greater access to Indigenous cultural experiences and thereby providing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with business and employment opportunities.

During the Year of Indigenous Tourism, our department supported:

  • Indigenous tourism product and event development
  • tangible business growth opportunities for existing operators
  • expanded employment opportunities across the industry
  • opportunities for visitors to explore the wealth of knowledge that Indigenous people can share about country and celebrate the rich art, music, stories and dance of Traditional Owners.

As Queensland prepares for all the opportunities ahead of the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, First Nations culture and customs will be even more critical to telling Queensland’s unique story to the world.

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Last updated: 14 Jul 2023