Tourism the career opportunities are endless

Image courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland Vlasoff Cay, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

There’s never been a better time to launch a career in tourism. From hotels, resorts, transport and travel, tourist attractions and adventure tours – the possibilities are endless to build a successful, lifelong career.


Job opportunities range far and wide to include media and marketing specialists, graphic designers, business managers, developers, hospitality roles, tour guides, pilots, flight attendants, cruise industry jobs, boat captains, finance specialists, travel agents and event managers.

With global tourism growth breaking records and Queensland’s tourism industry growing strongly, it’s never been a better time to work in tourism.

Over 20,000 new jobs are expected to be created in Queensland’s tourism industry by 2020. An industry that is worth $25 billion and supports over 225,000 jobs.

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Kate Jones, Minister for Tourism & Major Events

Working in tourism is a ticket to see the world.

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The Young Tourism Leaders Program shows what an amazing lifelong career you can have in the tourism industry.


Enjoy working in an industry that brings exciting opportunities and inspires you every day.


Our Leaders are role models working in the industry and offer great advice to get your foot in the door. Meet our leaders below and connect with them on social media.

Ashleigh Taylor Ashleigh Taylor

Ashleigh Taylor

Greyhound Australia Brisbane
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Sarah Austin Sarah Austin

Sarah Austin

Creative Crusts Brisbane
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Rachel Dudok Rachel Dudok

Rachel Dudok

Aviation Australia Brisbane
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Nikki Dudley Nikki Dudley

Nikki Dudley

Nikki Dudley Freelancing Canungra
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Hannah Briggs Hannah Briggs

Hannah Briggs

Ede Events Townsville
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Caitlin Fullerton Caitlin Fullerton

Caitlin Fullerton

CaPTA Group Cairns
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Norman Jenkin Norman Jenkin

Norman Jenkin

Sealink Queensland Townsville
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Bradley Illich Bradley Illich

Bradley Illich

Newbook Gold Coast
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Adam O’Malley Adam O’Malley

Adam O’Malley

Vineworks Cairns
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Julia Paussa Julia Paussa

Julia Paussa

Coast Bar and Restaurant Hervey Bay
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Mac Wahlheim Mac Wahlheim

Mac Wahlheim

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort Gold Coast
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William Enoch Tranby William Enoch Tranby

William Enoch Tranby

CaPTA Group Cairns
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Brooke Santurini Brooke Santurini

Brooke Santurini

Gold Coast SUNS Gold Coast
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Zac Garven Zac Garven

Zac Garven

Empire Apartment Hotel and Edge Apartment Hotel Rockhampton
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Ellie Tonkin Ellie Tonkin

Ellie Tonkin

Bundaberg North Burnett Tourism Bundaberg
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Grace Elliott Grace Elliott

Grace Elliott

Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum Winton
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Jackie Babbage Jackie Babbage

Jackie Babbage

Riverlife Group Brisbane
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Jasmine Fairfull Jasmine Fairfull

Jasmine Fairfull

Hamilton Island Enterprises Hamilton Island
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Megan Kadic Megan Kadic

Megan Kadic

Ibis Styles Brisbane
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Amanda Hinton Amanda Hinton

Amanda Hinton

Capricorn Caves Rockhampton
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Adam Balkin Adam Balkin

Adam Balkin

Curtis Ferry Services Gladstone
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Hannah Payer Hannah Payer

Hannah Payer

Live It Tours Sunshine Coast
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