Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games

Tourism is a major contributor to the Queensland economy and a major employer state-wide, hence growth in tourism is a critical driver for job creation. The Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games has primary responsibility within the Queensland Government for initiatives to strengthen and grow tourism within the State in partnership with the industry, and for facilitating all government activity related to the development of tourism.

The department is also responsible for initiatives to strengthen the State’s small business sector, including facilitating the Queensland Small Business Advisory Council, the Red Tape Reduction Advisory Council and Small Business Week.

Many businesses and their customers have embraced online technologies. The department delivers services from fifteen agencies across government that are directed at business through its leading edge Business Queensland at www.business.qld.gov.au. It is also assisting tourism organisations and operators develop similar capabilities.  

Ultimate responsibility for coordination of preparations across all levels of government and the private sector for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, the largest sporting event this decade in Australia, also rests with the department.

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