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Industry resources

We support our tourism industry with a range of helpful resources to position Queensland as a world-leading tourism destination.

The Queensland Government has a suite of resources to support the tourism industry and tourism development in Queensland.


DestinationQ is a partnership between the Queensland Government and the tourism industry.

This partnership facilitates ongoing engagement between industry and government to deliver on key priorities to drive growth and jobs in the state.

Visit the DestinationQ website to discover information and resources available to start, run and grow tourism businesses in Queensland.

Business Queensland

Business Queensland provides a wealth of information to assist tourism businesses, including information on:

  • starting a business
  • marketing your business
  • funding and support
  • investing in Queensland's tourism industry.

Visit the Business Queensland website

Next Generation Tourism Planning

The Next Generation Tourism Planning handbook provides a framework and guidelines that enable the efficient delivery of tourism development.

Developed in consultation with government, stakeholders and industry, the handbook is applicable to a broad range of tourism projects and relevant to all regions and local government areas across Queensland. It provides guidance on:

  • planning for tourism and tourism development
  • incorporating planning into Queensland’s statutory planning framework.

Read the Next Generation Tourism Planning Guideline (PDF 4MB)

Inclusive Tourism

The Inclusive Tourism resource helps tourism businesses better understand accessibility requirements and how to become a more accessible and inclusive business.

Read the Inclusive Tourism resource (PDF 4.6MB)

Best Practice for Roadside Rest Areas in Queensland

The Best Practice for Roadside Rest Areas in Queensland is a guide to help local governments and community organisations better design and manage roadside rest areas, promote driver safety and enhance the drive tourism experience.

Read the Best Practice for Roadside Rest Areas in Queensland guide.

Ecotourism Toolkit

The Ecotourism Toolkit provides information and guidelines to help developers and investors make informed decisions regarding the development of ecotourism products on different land tenures.

Download the Ecotourism Toolkit (PDF 6.7MB)

Disaster planning and recovery

We provide resources to assist tourism operators to plan, prepare and respond to a natural disaster

Visit the Disaster Recovery webpage for more information

Last updated: 18 Dec 2020