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The Department of Innovation and Tourism Industry Development is leading the way on catalyst projects and initiatives, taking Queensland ideas to the world and bringing the world to Queensland.

Our work across innovation, tourism, major events and international education is driving economic growth by creating jobs and opportunity, and attracting investment.

We are building on the success of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and the investment in new and upgraded venues and transport infrastructure to position the Gold Coast and South-East Queensland as a tourism and events powerhouse, attracting future investment.

We work collaboratively with industry and other government agencies to further the Advance Queensland agenda and to develop the strategies and capabilities to deliver the following Queensland Government objectives:

  • creating jobs in a strong economy
  • protect the Great Barrier Reef
  • be a responsive government.

Innovation – supporting innovative practice across government and leading the $755 million Advance Queensland initiative to foster innovation and entrepreneurialism, capitalise on our natural advantages and help raise Queensland’s profile as an attractive investment destination.

Tourism Industry Development – is responsible for tourism policy, tourism investment attraction, infrastructure and access, industry engagement and innovation as well as major events.

The Department works with its partners, Tourism and Events Queensland and the Queensland Tourism Industry Council, to strengthen and grow Queensland's visitor economy.

In addition, Tourism Development Projects is a specialised work unit within the department that achieves economic development outcomes through delivery of Integrated Resort Developments (IRD), Global Tourism Hubs (GTH) and other initiatives supported by Government.

Our Strategic Plan 2019-23 communicates our key priorities, strategies and measures of success.

Our annual report is an account of our work and financial position for the 12 months ending 30 June. It reflects our performance against our strategic plan. It also lists the legislation we administer and provides an overview of the department's organisational chart.

DITID is also working to ensure to achieve the Queensland Government target for 50 percent female representation on our boards, committees and government bodies

The department works closely with Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ).

TEQ works to showcase Queensland as an attractive destination for tourists and investment in tourism infrastructure, events and experiences. It has a leading role in facilitating the development of sector capability and tourism product.

Please contact us to find out more about our organisation.

Last updated: 03 Dec 2019