Industry Structure and Networks

Each state and territory in Australia has its own government state tourism organisation (STO) that works with its local tourism industry and other organisations to meet the needs of tourism in the state.

State Government

Tourism Tasmania

Tourism Tasmania is the Tasmanian Government's tourism agency whose role is to maximise the contribution of tourism to Tasmania's economic growth through domestic and international marketing programs.

Events Tasmania

Events Tasmania's role is to stimulate event growth in Tasmania. Events Tasmania works with events that deliver social, cultural, economic and environmental benefits to Tasmania.

Regional tourism organisations

Tasmania's regional tourism organisations (RTOs) encourage greater tourism industry engagement in their region in the areas of strategy, marketing, visitor information and industry development.

Local tourism associations

Local Tourism Associations work within the local tourism industry and liaise with regional tourism organisations and state bodies on behalf of operators. For tourism associations in your area contact your regional tourism organisation.

Local Government Association of Tasmania

Local councils advise on building, zoning, operating and health and safety issues to consider when operating a tourism business. Councils also help with planning and the development of strategies for the region.

Tourism Industry Council Tasmania

Tourism Industry Council Tasmania (TICT) is the peak body for Tasmania's tourism industry. A key role of the TICT is to administer the National Tourism Accreditation Program.

Tasmanian Visitor Information Network (TVIN)

This is one of the best places to promote your product and facilities on the ground. The TVIN can help market your product and make bookings for their customers. Tasmania currently has 21 centres around the state.

A full list of contact addresses are on the Discover Tasmania website.

Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce

Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI)

The TCCI is Tasmania's peak business organisation with a state-wide membership drawn from all industry sectors. The TCCI provides leadership for employers and delivers a range of services to the business community, to its members and to potential members on a fee for service basis. The TCCI specialises in industrial relations and human resource management.

Industry associations

Industry associations can help tourism industry operators with their day-to-day business activities including marketing opportunities.

Australian Hotels Association

The Australian Hotels Association is the peak national employer organisation representing the interests of hotels and resorts across Australia. The Accommodation division can advise members on matters affecting their business, including tourism funding and tourism marketing and promotion.

Bed & Breakfast, Farmstay and Accommodation Australia (Tas Division)

This organisation represents small accommodation businesses in Tasmania and promotes itself as the first point of reference for people who are thinking of B&B style accommodation while travelling in Tasmania.

Caravan Industry Association Tasmania

The peak body for the Caravan and Camping Industry raises the awareness and image of caravanning and camping in Tasmania and provides leadership and coordination to the industry.

Ecotourism Association of Australia

This is the peak national body for ecotourism accommodation, tour and attraction operators, tourism planners, protected area managers and local and regional tourism associations. Ecotourism and nature tourism certification provide industry and travellers with an assurance that a product is committed to best practice ecological sustainability, natural area management and the provision of quality ecotourism experiences.

Gay and Lesbian Tourism Australia

This national network of tourism professionals dedicated to the welfare of gay and lesbian travellers helps members establish themselves in this niche market and provides wide distribution and exposure to gay and lesbian travellers around Australia.

Hotel Motel and Accommodation Association

Recognised as Australia’s leading authority in the accommodation sector, this association represents accommodation establishments ranging from five-star hotels and motels to Bed & Breakfasts in metropolitan and regional Australia. It offers a range of services and opportunities for accommodation operators.

Winemakers' Federation of Australia

The Winemakers' Federation of Australia is the national peak body for winemakers with voluntary membership representing more than 95 per cent of the wine produced in Australia. It maintains a central database of wine tourism publications and research, and publishes a series of fact sheets providing practical information for winery operators.

Trout Guides and Lodges Tasmania Inc

Trout Guides and Lodges Tasmania Incorporated is an industry body for angling guides who provide a safe, appropriate and professional service to customers.

Blooming Tasmania Association Inc (BTA)

The Blooming Tasmania Association Inc (BTA) promotes their market sector with the aim that "Tasmania will offer a world class horticultural and botanical experience for visitors".

Volunteering Tasmania

Volunteering Tasmania is the state peak body representing the views and needs of the volunteer sector while promoting the activity of volunteering as one of enduring social, cultural and economic value. Volunteering Tasmania provides training, support and information to organisations and assists with volunteer recruitment through their Volunteer Connect database, their face-to-face interviewing recruitment service. If your business engages volunteer staff then Volunteering Tasmania may be able to assist you.