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Ballarat Regional Tourism

Ballarat Regional Tourism is a membership-based, not-for-profit organisation. Ballarat Regional Tourism primary role is the proactive positioning of Ballarat as a leading tourism destination. It also facilitates industry development in a bid to ensure exceptional visitor experiences are consistently delivered, while acting as the city’s influential tourism voice.

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Why Become a Member

Why become a Ballarat Regional Tourism member?

  • Ballarat Regional Tourism has a strong membership base of more than 300 members, giving it a strong and influential voice to lobby on behalf of the tourism industry to state and local government and the Victorian Tourism Industry Council.
  • Access to networking opportunities, professional development workshops and industry events.
  • Ballarat Regional Tourism will provide regular updates and insights from key industry associations globally, nationally, and locally through our EDM.
  • Ballarat Regional Tourism will continue to advocate on your behalf on visitor economy issues with City of Ballarat via the Traveller Experience Plan, Events Taskforce and Marketing campaigns.
  • Ballarat Regional Tourism continue to advocate on your behalf to the Victorian Tourism Industry Association, Visit Victoria, and the Victorian Government to benefit from the State Recovery Program.
  • Ballarat Regional Tourism are open and available to listen and hear your feedback and soon we hope to provide opportunities to network, gather and deliver professional development opportunities to rebuild our sector.
  • In collaboration with Commerce Ballarat BRT Tourism members will have access to Commerce Ballarat courses at member cost.

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Board Members

Paul Martino - Deputy Chairman

Paul Martino

Chairman

Alicia Linley - Director

Alicia Linley

Deputy Chair

Thomas Elford - Treasurer

Thomas Elford

Treasurer

Iain Gunn - Chairman

Iain Gunn

Director

Katrina Nitschke

Katrina Nitschke

Director

Tim Mathews - Director

Tim Matthews

Director

Andrew Hoffman - Director

Andrew Hoffman

Director

2020/21 Membership

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Friends of Tourism Member:

As a business that benefits from visitors in some way, you will enjoy:

  • Advocacy at a state and local level
  • Voting rights at annual general meeting
  • Eligible to nominate for the board
  • Regular Industry e-newsletters
  • Access to tourism insights, news, and trends
  • Invitation to join member Facebook group
  • Insights on available funding and grant proposals
  • Access to online website which houses a host of resources

Friends of Tourism Member COST - $300+GST

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Executive Member:

  • Three executive member round table insight sessions, held when tourism data is released
  • One on One quarterly update with BRT Inc executive officer
  • Advocacy at a state and local level
  • Voting rights at annual general meeting
  • Eligible to nominate for the board
  • Regular Industry e-newsletters
  • Access to tourism insights, news, and trends
  • Invitation to join member Facebook group
  • Insights on available funding and grant proposals
  • Access to online website which houses a host of resources

Executive Member: COST - $770 INC GST

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Mitchell Harris Vintage

Ballarat Regional Tourism Board as representatives of the visitor economy themselves acknowledge the hardship faced by industry in recent time. Membership for 2020-2021 is waived for all members.

However, should you be in the position to support the advocacy work of Ballarat Regional Tourism there is the opportunity to continue your paid membership at any time throughout the year.

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Ballarat Regional Tourism

Ballarat Regional Tourism is a membership-based, not-for-profit organisation. Ballarat Regional Tourism primary role is the proactive positioning of Ballarat as a leading tourism destination. It also facilitates industry development in a bid to ensure exceptional visitor experiences are consistently delivered, while acting as the city’s influential tourism voice.

Find Out More