Minister's Welcome

Welcome message - Airlie Beach Race Week

Welcome to the Whitsundays for the 2016 Airlie Beach Race Week – part of our vibrant calendar of events that make Queensland the best address on earth.

Experiences are at the core of any destination event and I hope you come away from the Airlie Beach Race Week with some amazing Queensland memories.

Events play an important role in showcasing a destination, driving visitation, fostering community pride and creating jobs for the local community. 

The Palaszczuk Government recognises that events drive Queensland’s tourism economy and we are proud to support this event through Tourism and Events Queensland’s Destination Events Program.

Thank you to the event organisers, volunteers, and those who have come together to deliver the Airlie Beach Race Week for Queensland, and I encourage you to make the most of your experience in the Whitsundays.


The Hon. Kate Jones, MP
Minister for Tourism and Major Events