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Start Your Business

Before you start a tourism business, you need to understand how the industry works, what things to consider in your planning, and the legal requirements you must meet.

A range of resources are available in this section to help you start your tourism business.

How to get started

Taking the first steps to start a tourism business can be daunting, and access to information and training is key to a successful outcome.

Tourism NT has created a checklist to help you make sure you’ve covered all the critical steps in getting off the ground. From pre-planning to starting-up, developing your product and marketing it, use the Getting Started in Tourism Checklist to guide your planning process.

Download our Glossary of Tourism Terms to familiarise yourself with industry acronyms and terms specific to the Northern Territory.

Access the Starting a Business Guide through the Department of Trade, Business and Innovation, the lead agency for handling business support.

Our local Regional Tourism Organisations Tourism Top End and Tourism Central Australia can also assist with planning and help you network with others in the sector at industry-organised events. Subscribe to Industry Newsletters to be informed of news and opportunities.

Page last updated on 12 May 2020