The Gold Region Tourism Organisation Inc (GRTO) trading as Australia's Golden Outback was established in early 2004 following the development of the “New Concept for State Tourism” by the Western Australian Tourism Commission.
The Region comprises of four tourism precincts – Goldfields, Gascoyne/Murchison, Wheatbelt and Coastal sub-regions.
It is the recognised marketing organisation under the umbrella of Tourism Western Australia (TWA) formerly the Western Australia Tourism Commission and has the specific task of marketing and undertaking promotional activities that will establish the region as a highly desirable tourism destination for intrastate, interstate and international visitors.
Our mission is to increase visitor numbers to the region, extend the average length of stay and encourage visitor spending.
It is the intention of the organisation to provide regional stakeholders with a clear understanding of the promotional direction and key marketing activities of “Australia's Golden Outback” that they can work cooperatively with when considering marketing opportunities for their own tourism businesses.
The organisation will also work closely with the industry by taking a positive, proactive and integrated approach to developing defined marketing strategies, that will create a broader understanding of the importance of collaboration across the four tourism precincts within the region thereby encouraging tourism development and growing visitor numbers.
The objectives of the organisation are as follows: