Become a Member

Benefits of joining.

Southern Queensland Country Tourism has tailored a range of benefits for the various levels of membership. Premium Members will receive a number of exclusive resources and links to get started that can be accessed via our SQCT Premium Community Channel, but there's so much more to come and we're so excited to show you around.

Benefits are defined under the categories:

• Membership benefits
• Marketing benefits
• Events exclusive benefits
• Industry engagement, training and development benefits

Membership Prospectus

Please refer to our prospectus for an in-depth breakdown of what each membership level offers.

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Membership Opportunities

Discover our membership options below. Join as a member by selecting your membership type and proceeding through checkout

Tourism Business - Basic

This level of membership has limited access to resources in the industry portal. Example of a tourism business: Accommodation providers, tours and experiences, restaurants, cafes, bars and venues, retail, events and markets, wineries and vineyards, breweries, distilleries, and cellar doors. *$50+GST One-off Joining Fee

In-Region Membership
FREE* (In-region Members only)  Join
Out of Region Membership
$30+GST Monthly  Join
Out of Region Membership
$330+GST Annually  Join
What's included:
  • Connect with other members (business-to- business) through the SQCT Industry Portal.
  • Receive e-newsletter updates from our CEO on the latest local, state and national tourism industry news and opportunities.
  • Opportunity to present your product to key SQCT staff to enhance and maintain product knowledge.
  • Use of official SQCT consumer branding.
  • Opportunity to participate in seasonal campaigns*
  • Feature your business on our website southernqueenslandcountry.com.au.
  • Consumer competition opportunities.
  • Event calendar listing on our website southernqueenslandcountry.com.au.*
  • Invitation to networking events to connect with tourism industry professionals.

Tourism Business - Premium

This level of membership includes a range of valuable resources, support to become trade ready, and new and innovative digital packages and workshops that are designed to take your marketing to the next level.

In-Region Membership
$50+GST Monthly  Join
In-Region Membership
$550+GST Annually (SAVE $50)  Join
Out of Region Membership
$50+GST Monthly  Join
Out of Region Membership
$550+GST Annually (SAVE $50)  Join
What's included:
  • TOURISM BASICS BENEFITS, PLUS:
  • Opportunity to include information in SQCT’s industry RTO e-newsletter.
  • Priority consideration for media familiarisation opportunities.
  • Access to to SQCT image library. Images supplied to promote the destination.
  • Access to Southern Queensland Country statistics and visitation data by Council Region, and from other relevant sources such as Google Trends data.
  • Priority access and subsidised rates for Premium Level Members in seasonal campaigns.
  • Opportunity to be featured in consumer e-newsletters sent to an engaged database of 50,000+.
  • Opportunity to feature within SQCT's digital and social media marketing activity connecting to 110,000+ followers across our Instagram and Facebook audiences.
  • Promote your business with deals/offers on the southernqueenslandcountry.com.au website.
  • Your business/event included in ‘What’s on This Week’ in consumer Country Club newsletter and online. Inclusion at the discretion of SQCT.
  • Opportunity to be considered as host venue for a SQCT networking function.
  • Subsidised training sessions on a range of topics including social media.
  • Information forums for various industry sectors on a range of topics.
  • Tailored mentoring on industry programs for various sectors.
  • Connection to qualified and accredited programs and mentoring through wider tourism industry bodies.
  • Access to online training videos from our eLearning library to upskill your workforce.
  • Your trade ready product promoted at Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE); Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) events and on sales missions.
  • If you hold an event you'll be listed on our website, e-newsletter feature (sent to 50,000+) plus opportunity to purchase marketing packages and data insights.

Service Member / Industry Supporter

This level of membership is for businesses that support or provide a service to a local tourism operator. Example of a tourism service business: Local trades, Training organisations, professional services, digital suppliers, graphic designers, consultants, maintenance businesses, and others.

Monthly Membership
$30+GST Monthly  Join
Annual Membership
$330+GST Annually (SAVE $30)  Join
What's included:
  • Connect with other members (business-to- business) through the SQCT Industry Portal.
  • Opportunity to include information in SQCT’s industry RTO e-newsletter. Brief business updates or event information may be submitted for inclusion.
  • Receive e-newsletter updates from our CEO on the latest local, state and national tourism industry news and opportunities.

MULTIPLE BUSINESS DISCOUNT - Discounts are available for Premium Tourism Business Membership for multiple businesses owned by the same person (maximum three businesses) and operated as separate businesses. Business 1 – full price; Business 2 – 50% discount; Business 3 – 60% discount. Discounts apply to each subsequent membership level of equal or lesser value and are offered at SQCT’s discretion. Discounts do not apply for additional marketing packages or opportunities. Please contact us to discuss your individual options.

Corporate Partner.

Corporate partnerships are available by negotiation for organisations, businesses or individuals that wish to join SQCT as a Premium Tourism Business Member / Service Member via in-kind support. Please contact the team directly by email E: membership@sqct.com.au

Community Associations and not-for-profits.

Honorary memberships are available by negotiation for not-for-profit associations or local community associations to join SQCT as a Member and receive Premium access and benefits.

Please apply directly by emailing E: membership@sqct.com.au