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Corporate Governance

Destination Gold Coast is a public company funded largely by the tourism-related businesses of the Gold Coast (via a tourism levy collected by the City of Gold Coast) and the Queensland Government (represented by Tourism and Events Queensland).


Destination Gold Coast (DGC) is committed to observing best practice corporate governance. By acting transparently, professionally and ethically, DGC ensures the effective investment of its funds for the greatest benefit to the Gold Coast, levy payers, and DGC members, while maintaining the sustainability of DGC for the benefit of the Gold Coast in future years. Responsible corporate governance is evident in DGC’s operations at many levels, some examples include:


  • Regular self-assessment by the board to improve performance
  • Regular reviews of DGC’s risk register
  • Regular reviews of DGC’s insurances, as assisted by a respected insurance agency
  • Documentation and discussion of any possible conflicts of interest
  • Maintaining a gift register for any gifts received by staff
  • Selection criteria for prospective Board members to maximise and balance skill sets
  • An annual independent financial audit by a respected audit firm
  • Regular board workshops to enhance the Board’s performance


Destination Gold Coast stands as a paragon of responsible corporate governance, fueled by a harmonious partnership between local tourism businesses and the Queensland Government. Through a blend of transparency, professionalism, and ethical practices, DGC not only ensures the fruitful allocation of its resources but also carves a sustainable path forward for both the organization and the broader Gold Coast community. The meticulous operational strategies underscored herein reflect a holistic commitment to continuous improvement and integrity, which, in turn, promises to enhance the Gold Coast's tourism sector for years to come.