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 217,000 jobs.

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Kate Jones, Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Minister for the Commonwealth Games

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.

Kaydee George Kaydee George

Kaydee George

Wyndham Resort Gold Coast
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Jessica Dineen Jessica Dineen

Jessica Dineen

Noosa River Holiday Park Sunshine Coast
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Hannah Briggs Hannah Briggs

Hannah Briggs

James Cook University Townsville
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Olivia Evans Olivia Evans

Olivia Evans

Sandstone Park Carnarvon Gorge
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Bridget Evans Bridget Evans

Bridget Evans

Paronella Park Cairns
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Brooke Santurini Brooke Santurini

Brooke Santurini

Gold Coast SUNS Gold Coast
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Nicole Kuttner Nicole Kuttner

Nicole Kuttner

Qantas Founders Museum Longreach
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Rachel Dudok Rachel Dudok

Rachel Dudok

Aviation Australia Brisbane
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Cyrus Sarkari Cyrus Sarkari

Cyrus Sarkari

Virgin Australia Brisbane
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Jackie Babbage Jackie Babbage

Jackie Babbage

NoExpiry Gold Coast
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Adam Balkin Adam Balkin

Adam Balkin

Curtis Ferry Services Gladstone
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Zac Garven Zac Garven

Zac Garven

Empire Apartment Hotel and Edge Apartment Hotel Rockhampton
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Michael Quigley Michael Quigley

Michael Quigley

Discovery Holiday Parks Airlie Beach
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Mac Wahlheim Mac Wahlheim

Mac Wahlheim

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort Gold Coast
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Christopher Stokoe Christopher Stokoe

Christopher Stokoe

Ingenia Communities Group Brisbane
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Nick Ellis Nick Ellis

Nick Ellis

Ovolo Inchcolm Brisbane
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Rachael McCarthy Rachael McCarthy

Rachael McCarthy

George Banks Toowoomba
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Bradley Illich Bradley Illich

Bradley Illich

Newbook Gold Coast
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Taylor Reynolds Taylor Reynolds

Taylor Reynolds

Bundaberg Rum Visitor Experience Bundaberg
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Ilse Maritz Ilse Maritz

Ilse Maritz

The Johnson Hotel Brisbane
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Amanda Hinton Amanda Hinton

Amanda Hinton

Capricorn Caves Rockhampton
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Hannah Payer Hannah Payer

Hannah Payer

The Tourism Group Sunshine Coast
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Ashleigh Taylor Ashleigh Taylor

Ashleigh Taylor

Hungry Jack’s Brisbane
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Ellie Tonkin Ellie Tonkin

Ellie Tonkin

Bundaberg North Burnett Tourism Bundaberg
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Felicity Holder Felicity Holder

Felicity Holder

Visitor Information Centre Mackay
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Julia Paussa Julia Paussa

Julia Paussa

Coast Bar and Restaurant Hervey Bay
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Mike Webley Mike Webley

Mike Webley

Pinnacle Tourism Marketing Cairns
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Abbey Blanchfield Abbey Blanchfield

Abbey Blanchfield

Airtrain Citylink Brisbane
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Adam O’Malley Adam O’Malley

Adam O’Malley

Vineworks Cairns
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Megan Kadic Megan Kadic

Megan Kadic

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort Cairns
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Grace Elliott Grace Elliott

Grace Elliott

Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum Winton
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William Enoch Tranby William Enoch Tranby

William Enoch Tranby

CaPTA Group Cairns
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Sean Langford Sean Langford

Sean Langford

Kingfisher Bay Resort Group Brisbane
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Tariq Mohomed Tariq Mohomed

Tariq Mohomed

Hamilton Island Yacht Club Hamilton Island
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Eloise Chaffers Eloise Chaffers

Eloise Chaffers

Great Keppel Island Hideaway Great Keppel Island
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Jai Leighton Jai Leighton

Jai Leighton

The Star Gold Coast
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