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South Australian Tourism Commission

Functional responsibility

The South Australian Tourism Commission (the Commission), a body corporate, was established pursuant to the South Australian Tourism Commission Act 1993. The Commission is responsible to the Minister for Tourism.

The Commission was established to promote South Australia as a tourist destination and further develop and improve the State’s tourism industry.

For more information about the Commission’s objectives refer note 1 of the financial report.

Financial statistics
Net cost of services: $52.4 million
Total appropriation: $54.5 million
Number of FTEs: 101.5

Significant events and transactions
  • An increase of $4 million in industry assistance expenses included initiatives to attract the ICC Cricket World Cup, the Liverpool Football Club, conventions and other events.
  • The Commission continued to manage the Credit Union Christmas Pageant and the Santos Tour Down Under cycling race.
  • From 1 July 2015 all assets and liabilities of the dissolved South Australian Motor Sport Board vested in the Commission.

Financial statement opinion

Financial controls opinion
Key issue:
  • Controls for the Shared Services SA main payroll systems did not meet a generally satisfactory standard