Memberships

Membership of Southern Queensland Country Tourism provides in-region businesses the opportunity to connect and interact with other members. Membership with SQCT also provides marketing opportunities to enhance promotion of your business or event.


With different membership levels available, SQCT makes it easy for all industry to engage at various levels of effort and investment through the introduction of the SQCT Industry Portal.

  • Tourism Business - Basic
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    Free

    TOURISM BUSINESS - Basic Level (Monthly recurring) Membership. 


    This level of membership is for businesses that have direct interaction with visitors in the SQC region and has limited access to resources in the industry portal. 


    A once off joining fee of $50+GST applies for new members.


    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.


    MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

    • Connect with other members (business-to- business) through the SQCT Industry Portal.
    • Receive updates from our CEO on the latest local, state and national tourism industry news and opportunities in our members' newsletters.
    • Opportunity to present your product to key SQCT staff to enhance and maintain product knowledge.


    MARKETING BENEFITS

    • Use of official SQCT consumer branding. Brand Style guidelines apply.
    • Opportunity to participate in seasonal campaigns. A min of 2 seasonal campaigns are implemented each year. Additional participation costs may apply to reach target audience. Priority access and subsidised rates for Tourism Business Premium Members.
    • Feature your business on our website southernqueenslandcountry.com.au.
    • The Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW) allows you to promote your product on up to 50 travel websites (NB. for ATDW eligible product only). Event listings are free.
    • Consumer competition opportunities. Opportunity to participate and provide prizes for consumer competitions to assist in promoting your product and the destination.


    EVENTS EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS

    • Event calendar listing on our website southernqueenslandcountry.com.au. (This can be pulled from your ATDW listing).


    INDUSTRY ENGAGEMENT, TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT BENEFITS

    • Invitation to networking events to connect with tourism industry professionals
  • Tourism Business - Premium
    Duration
    1 month
    Package price
    A$55

    TOURISM BUSINESS - Premium Level (Monthly recurring) Membership. 

    Sign up for annual subscription to receive 1 month free.

    A once off joining fee of $50+GST applies for new members.

    

    This level of membership is for businesses that have direct interaction with visitors in the SQC region and 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.


    MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

    • Connect with other members (business-to- business) through the SQCT Industry Portal.
    • Opportunity to include information in SQCT's industry e-newsletter. Brief business updates or event information may be submitted for inclusion in the RTO's industry e-newsletter. Inclusion at the discretion of SQCT.
    • Receive updates from our CEO on the latest local, state and national tourism industry news and opportunities in our members' newsletters.
    • Priority consideration for media familiarisation opportunities. SQCT hosts journalists on familiarisation tours to generate media exposure for the destination.]
    • 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.
    • Opportunity to present your product to key SQCT staff to enhance and maintain product knowledge.


    MARKETING BENEFITS

    • Use of official SQCT consumer branding. Brand Style guidelines apply.
    • Opportunity to participate in seasonal campaigns. A min of 2 seasonal campaigns are implemented each year. Additional participation costs may apply to reach target audience. Priority access and subsidised rates for Tourism Business Premium Members.
    • 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.
    • Feature your business on our website southernqueenslandcountry.com.au.
    • The Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW) allows you to promote your product on up to 50 travel websites (NB. for ATDW eligible product only). Event listings are free.
    • Promote your business with deals/offers on the southernqueenslandcountry.com.au website, the call to action for our digital and national print marketing, with 50,000+ page views each month.
    • Your business/event included in 'What's on This Week' in consumer Country Club newsletter and online. Inclusion at the discretion of SQCT
    • Consumer competition opportunities. Opportunity to participate and provide prizes for consumer competitions to assist in promoting your product and the destination.


    EVENTS EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS

    • Website featured event listing. Limit one per event. Bookings essential.
    • Event calendar listing on our website southernqueenslandcountry.com.au. (This can be pulled from your ATDW listing).
    • E-newsletter feature. Opportunity to feature your event in SQCT's monthly consumer newsletter 1-2 months prior to your event.
    • Opportunity to purchase additional marketing packages and data insight reports. Priority access and subsidised rates for Tourism Business Premium Members.


    INDUSTRY ENGAGEMENT, TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT BENEFITS

    • Invitation to networking events to connect with tourism industry professionals.
    • 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.
  • Service Member/Industry Supporter
    Duration
    1 month
    Package price
    A$33

    SERVICE MEMBER /INDUSTRY SUPPORTER - Monthly (recurring) Fee.


    This 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. 


    This 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.


    MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

    • Connect with other members (business-to- business) through the SQCT Industry Portal.
    • Opportunity to include information in SQCT's industry e-newsletter. Brief business updates or event information may be submitted for inclusion in the RTO's industry e-newsletter. Inclusion at the discretion of SQCT.
    • Receive updates from our CEO on the latest local, state and national tourism industry news and opportunities in our members' newsletters.
    • Priority consideration for media familiarisation opportunities. SQCT hosts journalists on familiarisation tours to generate media exposure for the destination.
    • 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.
    • Opportunity to present your product to key SQCT staff to enhance and maintain product knowledge.

    MARKETING BENEFITS

    • Use of official SQCT consumer branding. Brand Style guidelines apply.
    • Consumer competition opportunities. Opportunity to participate and provide prizes for consumer competitions to assist in promoting your product and the destination.

    INDUSTRY ENGAGEMENT, TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT BENEFITS

    • Invitation to networking events to connect with tourism industry professionals.
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • Community Association and Not-for-profit
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    Free

    Honorary memberships are available by negotiation for not-for-profit associations or local community associations to join SQCT as a Member and receive Premium Member access and benefits . To find out if you're eligible you can email E: membership@sqct.com.au


    MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

    • Connect with other members (business-to- business) through the SQCT Industry Portal.
    • Opportunity to include information in SQCT's industry e-newsletter. Brief business updates or event information may be submitted for inclusion in the RTO's industry e-newsletter. Inclusion at the discretion of SQCT.
    • Receive updates from our CEO on the latest local, state and national tourism industry news and opportunities in our members' newsletters.
    • Priority consideration for media familiarisation opportunities. SQCT hosts journalists on familiarisation tours to generate media exposure for the destination.]
    • 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.
    • Opportunity to present your product to key SQCT staff to enhance and maintain product knowledge.

    MARKETING BENEFITS

    • Use of official SQCT consumer branding. Brand Style guidelines apply.
    • Opportunity to participate in seasonal campaigns. A min of 2 seasonal campaigns are implemented each year. Additional participation costs may apply to reach target audience. Priority access and subsidised rates for Tourism L2 Members.
    • 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.
    • Feature your business on our website southernqueenslandcountry.com.au.
    • The Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW) allows you to promote your product on up to 50 travel websites (NB. for ATDW eligible product only). Event listings are free.
    • Promote your business with deals/offers on the southernqueenslandcountry.com.au website, the call to action for our digital and national print marketing, with 50,000+ page views each month.
    • Your business/event included in 'What's on This Week' in consumer Country Club newsletter and online. Inclusion at the discretion of SQCT
    • Consumer competition opportunities. Opportunity to participate and provide prizes for consumer competitions to assist in promoting your product and the destination.

    EVENTS EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS

    • Website featured event listing. Limit one per event. Bookings essential.
    • Event calendar listing on our website southernqueenslandcountry.com.au. (This can be pulled from your ATDW listing).
    • E-newsletter feature. Opportunity to feature your event in SQCT's monthly consumer newsletter 1-2 months prior to your event.
    • Opportunity to purchase additional marketing packages and data insight reports. Priority access and subsidised rates for Tourism L2 Members.

    INDUSTRY ENGAGEMENT, TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT BENEFITS

    • Invitation to networking events to connect with tourism industry professionals.
    • 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.