Tourism Services Regulation 2003

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Tourism Services Regulation 2003

1Short title

This regulation may be cited as the Tourism Services Regulation 2003.


This regulation commences on 1 December 2003.


The fees payable under the Act are stated in schedule 1.

s 3 amd 2017 SL No. 109 s 122

3ARounding of amounts expressed as numbers of fee units

(1)This section applies for working out the amount of a fee expressed in this regulation as a number of fee units.
(2)For the purpose of the Acts Interpretation Act 1954, section 48C(3), the amount is to be rounded—
(a)if the result is not more than $100—to the nearest multiple of 5 cents (rounding one-half upwards); or
(b)if the result is more than $100 but not more than $1,000—to the nearest multiple of 10 cents (rounding one-half upwards); or
(c)if the result is more than $1,000 but not more than $5,000—to the nearest dollar (rounding one-half upwards).


If a fee were 35 fee units and the value of a fee unit were $1.015, the number of dollars obtained by multiplying 35 by $1.015 would be $35.525. Because $35.525 is halfway between $35.50 and $35.55, it is rounded upwards, so the amount of the fee would be $35.55.

s 3A prev s 3A ins 2020 SL No. 250 s 32 (retro)

exp 31 March 2021 (see s 3A(3))

pres s 3A ins 2022 SL No. 79 s 167


s 3B ins 2020 SL No. 250 s 32

exp 31 March 2021 (see s 3B(4))


s 3C ins 2021 SL No. 155 s 7 (retro)

exp 31 July 2022 (see s 3C(3))


s 3D ins 2021 SL No. 155 s 7 (retro)

exp 31 July 2022 (see s 3D(4))

4Keeping records and other documents

(1)This section applies to a person who is, or has been, an inbound tour operator.
(2)The person must keep the person’s accounting records for a financial year for at least 7 years after the end of the financial year.

Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.

(3)The person must, for each travel package arranged by the person that includes visiting a place, or travelling, in Queensland, keep a copy of the following until the retention day for the travel package—
(a)all itineraries and quotations used by the person for the travel package;
(b)all documents used by the person to promote the travel package.

Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.

(4)In this section—
accounting records, of a person, means the financial records kept by the person for carrying on the business of an inbound tour operator.
retention day, for a travel package, means the day that is 2 years after the later of the following days—
(a)the last day a tourist arrives in Queensland under the travel package;
(b)the day the person ceases to use, or materially changes, the travel package.

5Change in circumstances for which notice must be given

For section 33 of the Act, a change in any of the following circumstances for a registrant is prescribed—
(a)the registrant’s name;
(b)the name under which the registrant carries on business;
(c)the registrant’s residential address, business address or postal address;
(d)the registrant’s phone number, fax number, mobile phone number or email address;
(e)any change that would make the registrant no longer a suitable person to hold registration under section 13 or section 14 of the Act;
(f)for a corporation, the composition of the executive officers of the corporation;
(g)for a partnership, the composition of the partners in the partnership.

s 5 ins 2008 SL No. 355 s 3

Schedule 1 Fees

section 3


Fee units


Application fee for registration (Act, s 20(2)(c)(i))



Registration issue fee (Act, s 20(2)(c)(ii))—for each year



Registration renewal fee (Act, s 22(2)(c)(i))—for each year



Application fee for changing a condition of registration (Act, s 18(2))



Application for replacement of a registration certificate (Act, s 27(2))



Inspecting a register kept under section 28 or 72 of the Act (Act, ss 28(4) and 72(4))



Obtaining a copy of an entry in a register kept under section 28 or 72 of the Act (Act, ss 28(4) and 72(4))


sch 1 (prev sch) sub 2004 SL No. 103 s 3 sch; 2005 SL No. 135 s 3 sch; 2006 SL No. 162 s 3 sch; 2007 SL No. 149 s 3 sch; 2008 SL No. 266 s 3 sch; 2009 SL No. 120 s 3 sch; 2010 SL No. 128 s 61; 2011 SL No. 115 s 3 sch; 2012 SL No. 102 s 3 sch; 2013 SL No. 122 s 3 sch; 2014 SL No. 128 s 3 sch; 2015 SL No. 53 s 113; 2016 SL No. 85 s 111; 2017 SL No. 109 s 123; 2018 SL No. 72 s 116; 2019 SL No. 105 s 115; 2020 SL No. 143 117; 2021 SL No. 84 s 116

amd 2022 SL No. 79 s 168