Destination Port Stephens (DPS) is a non-profit, incorporated body supported by Port Stephens Council (PSC), owned by members and autonomously managed by a Board of nine industry representatives.
Funding for DPS is sourced primarily from an annual investment from Port Stephens Council, members, strategic partners and hard-won grants. Ultimately, it is up to industry – the members – to support the organisation that, will in turn, ensure growth in the visitor economy.
DPS creates, develops and implements a range of projects and marketing programs aimed at increasing brand awareness and intention to travel across key domestic and international visitor source markets. In partnership with members, the organisation also implements a range of tactical marketing campaigns to drive conversion and grow overnight visitation.
DPS advocates for members in areas of policy and regulation across the visitor economy and builds collaborative networks throughout the region to create opportunities for new and existing tourism product.
Our focus is to drive destination marketing, destination management and destination development strategies to increase the overnight visitor spend across Port Stephens.
Vision and Purpose
Vision: To be one of Australia’s most successful and sustainable tourism destinations.
Purpose: To lead an innovative and collaborative tourism industry and deliver destination marketing to drive a strong visitor economy creating an attractive environment for tourism investment.
BECOME A MEMBER FOR JUST $300*
If you are in the tourism industry or an associated business that derives indirect benefits, we encourage you to join and partner with DPS and more than 200 members and gain access to a range of benefits and partnership marketing opportunities.
The low membership fee provides members the opportunity to tailor their marketing investment with Destination Port Stephens to suit their own business and budget. Membership with DPS also allows you to take advantage of the marketing, networking and business development benefits included in your membership package.
*Excludes GST and is subject to change.
*Membership is based on a calendar year. Membership fees to December 2022 are $200 per annum + GST, increasing from 1 January 2023 to $300 per annum + GST.
Members joining between 1 July 2022 and 30 December 2022 will be required to pay pro-rata the 2022 membership fee of $200 + GST per annum to the end of 2022 ($50 per quarter) plus the 2023 annual membership fee of $300 plus GST.
Annual membership fees will be invoiced in late October each year for the following calendar year.DOWNLOAD THE MEMBERSHIP PROSPECTUS