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​At a regional level, we work closely with the five Regional Tourism Organisations, who play a key role in marketing their particular regions. Other bodies include the nine Regional Development Commissions.

Regional Tourism Organisations (RTOs)

2023 Annual RTO Survey

Tourism WA welcomes RTO members to share their thoughts and opinions via an annual survey, conducted through Painted Dog Research. The 2023 survey is now open, with the opportunity to win a $1,000 cash prize for those who enter.

The survey should take no more than 10-15 minutes to complete, with research conducted within the guidelines of The Research Society and the Privacy Act. All responses will be used for research purposes only and will remain confidential.

RTOs are an important part of the tourism network and Tourism WA wishes to ensure that the services they offer are relevant, valuable, understood and utilised by the industry. The responses we receive provide excellent insight into what is working and what could be improved across WA's tourism sector.

If you are a member of more than one RTO, you're invited to provide feedback on each one, accessible through the links below:

Australia's Coral Coast

Australia's Golden Outback

Australia's North West

Australia's South West

Destination Perth

Tourism regions

WA is divided into five tourism regions, each with its own RTO, which is the peak marketing and management body for that particular region. We provide funding to the RTOs so they can deliver region-focused intrastate campaigns and support our interstate and international marketing. The RTOs are our eyes and ears on the ground and an important link between us and the local industry. They build strong relationships with local tourism organisations and local governments to achieve better tourism outcomes and make the most of marketing activities. In most cases, the RTOs take the lead in marketing activities with the support of these organisations.

How they can help

  • Provide marketing opportunities to tourism business to encourage direct bookings
  • Keep you informed of industry news and updates
  • Trade coaching and representation
  • Facilitate industry development opportunities

Find out more

Map of WA's five tourism regions

Download the map of WA's five tourism regions boundaries (PDF 988KB).

Contact your local RTO:

Regional Development Commissions

Western Australia has nine Regional Development Commissions whose role is to promote the economic and social development of a particular part of the State.

How they can help

  • Work with stakeholders to develop a tourism strategy for the region

Find out more

View the list of Regional Development Commissions in WA.

Last Reviewed: 2023-09-05