The best source of information and assistance for Start Up businesses is the The Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games (DTESB). DTESB’s website provides comprehensive information for people considering starting a business, or in the process of commencing business.
Tourism businesses seeking more information about Queensland’s tourism industry and assistance available to help them can visit the Queensland Government business and industry portal for tourism.
In addition, Indigenous Business Australia assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to acquire, establish and develop commercially viable businesses. More information on the eligibility requirements is available on IBAs website.
The federal Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) is committed to the Australian Government's goal of reducing Indigenous disadvantage and to reconciliation between Indigenous and other Australians
The Tourism Division within the state Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games (DTESB) assists the tourism industry to grow and develop in a responsible and sustainable manner to help stimulate business investment and job creation. The Department also has a number of policies and initiatives to help Indigenous jobseekers get into the workforce, and gain vocational qualifications that will improve their chances of getting highly skilled work.
The Tourism Division within the federal government Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism (RET) provides policy advice and programs to support a diverse and sustainable tourism industry. The Australian Government recognises that increasing Indigenous participation in the Australian tourism industry can provide a platform for Indigenous economic development, cultural preservation and the facilitation of cross cultural understanding.
Indigenous Business Australia’s (IBA) programs provide the means for Indigenous Australians to create wealth and accumulate assets, take up mainstream investment opportunities, and create business enterprises that provide additional employment opportunities.
Tourism Australia and Indigenous Business Australia in conjunction with the State and Territory Tourism Organisations, actively work with selected Indigenous Tourism ‘Champions’ to develop a suite of top quality highly marketable Indigenous tourism product.
Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) is the State peak body for tourism. Under the Indigenous Employment Champions Network, QTIC have developed a range of initiatives aiming to increase tourism operator awareness of how to encourage and maintain increased participation of Indigenous Australians within mainstream tourism businesses.
The Regional Tourism Organisations (RTO) of