Who can become a GCT Member?

Membership is open to all tourism-related businesses, professional support services as well as individuals who wish to become connected with industry and who are either situated within the City of Gold Coast or located within a 40km radius of the city centre. A 50% loading applies to all fees for businesses located outside the boundaries of City of Gold Coast. Businesses located beyond a 40km zone of the City of Gold Coast are ineligible for membership.

Which membership type is right for my business?

Our Membership Services team are available to assist you in selecting the best membership for your business. All members must have a Base Membership level from the options below:

  • Tourism – These members have direct contact with leisure and business travellers
  • Restaurant – Food and beverage outlets such as bars, cafes, restaurants etc
  • Associate – These members supply goods and services to the tourism industry and include business support services, education, travel agents etc
  • Supporter – This membership is available to individuals (rather than businesses) who want to connect with the tourism industry

Who can I talk to about membership?

To get in touch with our friendly Membership Services team, please call (07) 5584 6244 or email

How can I sign up to become a member?

Ready to join? Please apply online via our online application form.

How do I access the Business Events market?

Business Events packages are available for GCT Members. These packages provide members with access, at varying levels, to the team seeking out conference and incentive business for the Gold Coast. These members have exclusive access to unique cooperative marketing opportunities, trade shows and networking events. See the 2016-2017 Membership Prospectus for further information.

How do I get my brochures in the Visitor Information Centre (VIC)?

An additional VIC package is available to Tourism Members.  Taking up these options will ensure your DL or A4 brochure is displayed at both VIC’s (Surfers Paradise Mall and Gold Coast Airport). Bookings for your product can then be made via a manual voucher (which is 10% commissionable) or via Ticketmates.

How do I get my business listed on

By listing with Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW), your product information will automatically be featured on GCT’s consumer website, An annual ATDW subscription costs $200; however, for GCT Members the subscription is only $150. Through the ATDW, you can upload images, video footage, descriptors, room or tour types, hours of operation, costs as well as social media links.

What is the ATDW?

The Australian Tourism Data Warehouse is a central content and distribution platform for the Australian tourism industry. ATDW has been developed as a joint initiative by Tourism Australia and all state and territory tourism organisations.

How do I know if my membership is working for me?

GCT members are provided with a login to GCTnet. This online system allows you to view reports, presentations and statistics as well as an Account Recap report which outlines GCT’s engagement with your business.  Further to this, your Membership Services team can provide a useful guide on Maximising your Membership and the team are always available for guidance and advice.