Canberra BusinessPoint offers practical business support and advice for both existing businesses and those intending to start a business in Canberra and the surrounding region. Canberra BusinessPoint provides workshops that are delivered in a welcoming easy to understand format and are facilitated by experienced industry professionals giving practical advice and support that can be easily adopted.
CBR Innovation Network - CBRIN provides information, services and grants that can take you or your business to the next level.
Business.gov.au provides a range of free tools and resources useful to businesses. The website focuses on all areas of planning, starting, running and exiting your business, and sends you to government websites to help you find the business answers you're looking for.
Brand Canberra - Brand CBR is not just about giving Canberra a logo. It is a collective idea and effort in spreading the word about who the city is and what it has to offer. Download the Brand CBR business partnership toolkit here.
Tourism Tribe is an online community that connects tour operators, industry and digital experts in a supported learning environment. Tourism Tribe also manages the Tourism e-kit which is an essential online resource.
Tour Operator FAQ - Information for potential operators wanting to provide a tour service in the ACT.
INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS AND AFFILIATE LINKS
Tourism Australia is the Australian Government agency responsible for marketing as a destination for international leisure and business visitation.
National Capital Attractions Association (NCAA)
The National Capital Attractions Association Inc. (NCAA) is the industry association representing tourist attractions within Canberra and the surrounding region. The Association’s mission is to promote the National Capital’s attractions, and work collaboratively as the peak body for Canberra attractions, to increase visitation to the attractions, and to provide a forum for marketing, information sharing, discussing issues and networking.The Association has over 45 members and is active in lobbying for the attractions sector with Government and other bodies, as well as promoting the national attractions through events, promotion, and publications.
Canberra Convention Bureau (CCB)
The Canberra Convention Bureau is a not for-profit organisation with the charter to promote Canberra as a business events destination. The service the Bureau provides is free and exclusively designed to support and assist professional convention, incentive and exhibition planners. A call to the Bureau will provide you with impartial advice and expertise, effective support and instant access to over 160 professional organisations.
Australian Hotels Association (AHA)
The AHA is the peak industry body representing the interests of the hospitality industry in the ACT. Its members include restaurants, cafes, bars/taverns, educational institutions, liquor stores, nightclubs, convention facilities and accommodation hotels. Many AHA members are small businesses operated by local proprietors, while others are part of some of the world’s largest and most recognisable companies.
National Capital Educational Tourism Project
The National Capital Educational Tourism Project (NCETP) aims to increase and sustain the number of school students visiting the National Capital.The NCETP uses targeted marketing strategies to encourage more schools to visit the National Capital and its attractions, exposing their treasures to primary and secondary school students throughout Australia.
Australian Regional Tourism
Australian Regional Tourism, on behalf of its members, advocates the fostering of sustainable regional development and amplifies key messages to government, other industries and industry sectors, researchers, educators and the public.
Tourism Research Australia (TRA)
Tourism Research Australia (TRA) is a branch of Austrade. TRA provides statistics, research and analysis to support industry development, policy development and marketing for the Australian tourism industry.
Canberra Business Chamber (CBC)
Canberra Business Chamber supports business growth by connecting, advising and educating members and by advocating for policy and investment decisions which will facilitate economic development in the Canberra region. Canberra Business Chamber is the leading voice of business in a growing regional economy with increasing global reach.
Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC)
The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) is the peak industry body representing Australia’s $40 billion tourism export sector. ATEC services include B2B opportunities, industry advocacy and development, education and business capacity building, local and national networking events and conferences. ATEC represents members including tour operators and online distributors show connect Australian tourism products with distribution channels in key international markets. ATEC also partners with VisitCanberra to deliver the Accelerator Program.