Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

Familiarisation Program

Whether it’s an exhilarating swim at one of many surf beaches, an energising hike through the hinterland or overhauling the mind and body at a day spa, the best way to uncover the Gold Coast is to experience the destination first-hand.


Destination Gold Coast hosts media to inspire engaging and exciting coverage on the Gold Coast.


Famils vary in nature and can be designed to highlight accommodation, tours, a key product or a special interest experience. We will also coordinate famils to support current or upcoming campaign activity.

Media Looking for a Famil

If you are media you’re welcome to submit an expression of interest form to participate in the Media Hosting Program. To apply, simply fill in the Media Famil Request Form. Acceptance to this program is subject to the discretion of Destination Gold Coast. Expressions of interest will be assessed against a range of criteria, including alignment with target markets and circulation.

Operators Wanting to be part of a Famil

Are you an operator looking to host media to create exposure and advocacy for your product within a highly competitive environment?


The Media Famil Factsheet provides you with useful advice on leveraging media hosting opportunities and securing maximum positive coverage for your product(s).


We are constantly seeking new quality products and experiences to include in our program. If you’re interested in becoming involved, please contact us at
Involvement in media famils is subject to the discretion of Destination Gold Coast and requirements of the media participants. We cannot guarantee operators that their product/service will receive media coverage as a result from the media famil.