Just one hour from the cities of Brisbane, Ipswich and the Gold Coast, the Scenic Rim’s natural beauty and artisan food, wine and beverage producers are a drawcard for visitors to the region.
New business is welcome in the region, and numerous advantages and incentives are available, such as a strong existing skills base, modern infrastructure, support from Council, engaged local communities and an attractive lifestyle.
Whether you’re experienced in tourism, or just starting out, it’s important to have the fundamentals down. Understanding how the tourism industry operates and the way it’s structured, means you know who to talk to for advice and support.
Below you’ll find resources to help you navigate through the complex network of agencies, operators, councils and associations, so you can connect to the right people.
A handy guide to national, state and local players in tourism. These include government agencies, industry councils, and industry associations.
This is a Queensland-focussed list of useful contacts, organisations and associations for you to connect with.
If you’re looking to build on an existing business or start a brand new venture, it’s important to start with a strong foundation of skills and knowledge.
Here are some great resources to help you understand the unique opportunities and challenges in tourism, get your business idea off the ground, and set yourself up for success as a tourism operator in the Scenic Rim.
Before you invest too much time and money, it’s important to sense-check your business idea. This guide will help you better understand the tourism industry trends and market, assess the viability of your idea, and identify any factors that could influence its’ success.
Getting started on the right foot can really set your business up for a strong future. This handy guide from the Queensland Government takes you through each step of starting a business, from initial idea to tax preparation, and beyond.