Grow Your Business

Becoming a member of GAPDL has a number of benefits. Growing your business is just one of them!

GAPDL is a dynamic and enthusiastic not-for-profit, membership based organisation responsible for strategically marketing the Gladstone Region as a preferred tourism, investment and lifestyle destination. GAPDL is recognised by the Queensland State Government as one of the 13 Regional Tourism Organisations and is responsible for promoting the Gladstone Region and Banana Shire to both the domestic and international markets.

Our footprint covers the heart of Central Queensland and the Southern Great Barrier Reef, spanning from Gladstone City to Baffle Creek and out to Biloela (including Boyne Tannum, Calliope, Mt Larcom, Agnes Water, 1770, Benaraby, Miriam Vale, Boyne Valley and the townships of Banana Shire).

GAPDL has strong professional partnerships with many important partners including Gladstone Regional Council, Australian and Queensland Governments, Banana Shire Council, Tourism and Events Queensland, Queensland Tourism Industry Council, along with Community Organisations and Major Industry. GAPDL works alongside these many important partners and members to constantly identify and facilitate strategies that will grow existing regional business. Our partnerships sit at the heart of the Region’s dynamic business, tourism and community growth and development.

Membership Packages

GAPDL’s membership packages, pricing and benefits are outlined in our Membership Prospectus. We are sure there is something to suit your business needs!

Download our Membership Prospectus 2017/18.


Ready to join today?

Simply download, fill out and return the application form.


By contributing to our organisation through partnership, you are helping us to:

Market, promote and develop the Gladstone region nationally and internationally

Attract new investors, visitors, business and major events to the Gladstone Region

Market Gladstone Region and the Southern Great Barrier Reef through a variety of marketing activities

Approach government and industry bodies to open discussions or advocate for possible major projects

Provide services to all members such as the Business Support, Information Services & Communities for Children

Networking Events and Workshops and much more!

Benefits for your business:

Partnering with GAPDL provides your business with greater opportunities for additional exposure through marketing, media and networking opportunities, and also allows access to our extensive network of members, which helps local businesses to develop and in turn build the Gladstone Region into a stronger economy. You will also get the chance to be a part of the regional representation that GAPDL leads across the region.

GAPDL will connect you with likeminded people providing you with the opportunity to participate in the prosperity, growth and promotion of this Region.  Partnering with GAPDL also gives you increased awareness, understanding and knowledge of projects, activities and issues facing the region through regular communications and functions.

Membership Opportunities

To further discuss membership opportunities, or if you have any questions please contact GAPDL on 4972 4000 or email us at