Join the Program

A lady looks out the doors of a helicopter flying over Jim Jim Falls in Kakadu National Park

The Tourism Business Development Program (the program) is delivered in partnership with the Regional Tourism Organisations (RTOs).  

The RTOs are the first point of contact for all NT-based tourism operators, including non-members, who are seeking business support through the program.

Regional Tourism Organisations

Tourism Top End (TTE) and Tourism Central Australia (TCA) are the Regional Tourism Organisations (RTOs) in the NT.

TTE and TCA are not-for-profit, membership-based associations with established partnership funding agreements with Tourism NT. 

TTE and TCA members comprise a wide variety of stakeholders including individuals, businesses and organisations. They represent member interests through growing tourism visitation and expenditure, and encouraging regional travel across the NT.

Access the Tourism Business Development Program

Follow these steps to access the program.

Step 1: Contact your RTO

Tourism Top End 

TTE is the regional tourism organisation for the Top End, encompassing Darwin, Litchfield, Katherine and Big Rivers, Kakadu, Mataranka and Arnhem Land regions. 

Contact a tourism development representative:
Location: 6 Bennett Street, Darwin NT 0800
Phone: 08 8980 6023
Email: [email protected] 
Website: www.tourismtopend.com.au 

Tourism Central Australia

TCA is the regional tourism organisation for Central Australian, encompassing Alice Springs and MacDonnell Ranges, Uluru and Kings Canyon, Tennant Creek and Barkly regions. 

Contact a tourism development representative:
Location: Corner of Todd Mall and Parsons Street, Alice Springs NT 0870
Phone: 08 8959 1631
Email: [email protected] 
Website: www.discovercentralaustralia.com 

Step 2: Seven-pillar assessment and referral

Your RTO’s tourism industry development representative will assess your business using the seven pillars. Businesses that are developing will continue to be supported by the RTO. Identified leading tourism businesses will be referred to Tourism NT’s Tourism Enterprise Officers.

Step 3: Build your action plan

Work with the tourism industry development representative to create an action plan that addresses important aspects of your business based on your goals. 

To assist you, the tourism industry development representative will provide you with specialist referrals that are specific to your needs. Next, you agree on a suitable date for the representative to discuss your progress and provide you with further assistance.

Step 4: Repeat

Business support will be ongoing to assist with continuous improvement of your business outcomes.

Page last updated on 28 March 2022