Business assistance directory

Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC)

ATEC serves as the peak industry association dedicated to the Australian inbound tourism sector.

ATEC fosters commercial networks among its members within the international tourism industry, facilitating connections and advocating for government support to enhance export opportunities.

ATEC operates a trade-ready training program designed to assist operators in engaging with the international travel trade.

Visit the Australian Tourism Export Council website.

Brand Tasmania

Brand Tasmania is a government initiative with a mission to support and celebrate Tasmanians.

Brand Tasmania’s focus extends to assisting tourism operators by offering workshops to refine storytelling skills and providing access to a toolkit with royalty-free images and videos to showcase businesses more effectively.

Visit the Brand Tasmania website.

Business Events Tasmania

Business Events Tasmania (BET) specialises in promoting Tasmania as an ideal destination for business events.

BET plays a crucial role in marketing Tasmania as a business event location to national and international associations, corporate organizations, and event planners.

Tourism operators can access the conference and incentive market by becoming BET members.

Visit the Business Events Tasmania website.

Business Tasmania

Business Tasmania offers comprehensive support to Tasmanian businesses by providing personalised, consultative assistance and access to various services and programs.

Business Tasmania serves as the primary point of contact for Department of State Growth programs and services, with programs tailored to tourism operators' needs.

Subscribe to the Business Tasmania newsletter for regular news and updates.

Visit the Business Tasmania website.

Department of State Growth (DSG)

The Department of State Growth encompasses multiple divisions focused on fostering economic growth, supporting communities, industries, and businesses, and creating job opportunities for Tasmanians.

The Tourism and Hospitality Support Unit (THSU) aids the Tasmanian tourism industry's development and capability to provide exceptional visitor experiences.

Digital Ready Tasmania

Digital Ready Tasmania programs equips small and medium-sized Tasmanian businesses with the knowledge and strategies to enhance their online presence effectively.

Tourism operators can access valuable programs such as creating an ATDW profile and digital coaching.

Visit the Digital Ready Tasmania website.

Tasmanian Business Advice Service

The Tasmanian Business Advice Service is a statewide network of independent business advisors, offering free services to help Tasmanian businesses make informed decisions and reach their full potential.

Business advisors at the Tasmanian Business Advice Service provide clear, considered advice and support across various aspects of running a business. Topics they can assist with range from operational strategies to marketing and exporting.

Visit the Tasmanian Business Advice Service website.

Events Tasmania

Events Tasmania offers various funding and development opportunities to encourage event organisers to choose Tasmania as their next event destination.

Events Tasmania’s programs aim to strengthen the events sector, promote investment, enhance regional skills, and ensure events consider the accessibility needs of patrons.

Visit the Events Tasmania website.

Local Tourism Associations (LTAs)

Local Tourism Associations (LTAs) operate throughout Tasmania, working alongside regional tourism organisations (RTOs) to provide guidance and information on local tourism activities.

To find your local tourism organisation, contact your RTO for more information.

Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service

The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) collaborates with private businesses to offer visitor experiences in Tasmania's national parks and reserves.

The PWS website offers information on running tourism businesses in parks and reserves, leasing facilities, commercial filming, and partnership opportunities.

Visit the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service website.

Regional tourism organisations

Tasmania’s four regional tourism organisations (RTOs) provide valuable information and advice to tourism operators.

Tourism Tasmania collaborates closely with each RTO, so depending on your business location, please contact:

Tasmanian Hospitality Association (THA)

The Tasmanian Hospitality Association (THA) serves as the peak body for Tasmania's hospitality industry.

The THA advocates on behalf of various hospitality businesses, including hotels, restaurants, cafes, caterers, and clubs.

The association actively participates in developing the future hospitality workforce, emphasising skills development and industry direction.

Visit the Tasmanian Hospitality Association (THA) website.

Tourism Industry Council Tasmania (TICT)

The Tourism Industry Council Tasmania (TICT) is the peak body for Tasmania's tourism industry, representing over 1,100 Tasmanian tourism operators.

The TICT offers a quality tourism accreditation program that assists businesses in exceeding industry standards across various aspects, including planning, customer service, operations, risk management, and compliance.

Additionally, TICT coordinates the Tasmanian Tourism Awards, the Tasmanian tourism conference, and other industry events.

Visit the Tourism Industry Council Tasmania website.

Tourism Australia

Tourism Australia operates as the Australian Government agency responsible for attracting international visitors to Australia.

Tourism Australia actively collaborates with Tourism Tasmania in areas such as distribution, aviation, marketing, and more to promote tourism to Tasmania.

Visit the Tourism Australia website.

Tourism Tasmania Visual Library

Tourism Tasmania's Visual Library houses an extensive collection of images and videos featuring Tasmania's regions and tourism experiences.

These assets are available to the tourism industry, media, travel trade partners, government agencies, and event organizers for promoting Tasmania as a travel destination.

Registration is simple and free, and you can also submit your images for consideration in the Visual Library.

TVS Analyser

Tourism Tasmania's TVS Analyser provides a quarterly Tourism Snapshot, summarizing the latest Tasmanian Visitor Survey (TVS) results and additional data from Tourism Research Australia.

The website offers interactive dashboards for exploring detailed results specific to various activities and places.

Visit the TVS Analyser website.

Transport Tasmania

Transport Tasmania manages state roads and oversees roadside tourism signage.

Tourism businesses interested in installing roadside signs must meet specific criteria demonstrating the provision of substantive visitor experiences.

Transport Tasmania also administers ancillary certificates for driving visitors and provides guidance on advertising events using road signs.

Visit the Transport Tasmania website.

Worksafe Tasmania

Worksafe Tasmania aims to advance work health, safety, and wellbeing in Tasmania by promoting safer workplaces, investigating incidents, auditing workplaces for compliance, and facilitating prompt and effective return-to-work programs.

Worksafe Tasmania offers guidance on laws and compliance, forms and publications, and compensation.

Tourism operators can benefit from the Worksafe Tasmania advisory service to ensure compliance and employee well-being.

Visit the Worksafe Tasmania website.