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HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER

 

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION DETAILS 

 

LOCAL Membership of the Otway Country to Coast Tourism Association. (OCTCTA) involves payment of an annual subscription which is due and payable upon approval of your membership application. Please fill in the form below and email back to memberships@otwaycountrytocoast.com.au

Membership covers the period July 1st to June 30th. All new applicants for membership will be advised in writing following acceptance of their application by the committee and invoiced. 

The annual subscription is set by the members at the preceding Annual General Meeting, and is currently $90.00 (pro rata available @ $7.50 per month).

DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION FORM (Applications should be completed and emailed back to us.)

Alternatively prospective members of our Association may consider the REGIONAL membership via subscription to any of the Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism's Official advertising packages - contact details are listed below.

EXPLANATION OF LOCAL AND REGIONAL MEMBERSHIP

OCTTA has two membership options. The first is a LOCAL Membership for businesses that provide services to local and passing customers and want local exposure. The second option is via REGIONAL Membership for those businesses which subscribe to the services/advertising offered by Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism (GORRT) and indicated OCTCTA has their preferred local association. This option provides the opportunity to purchase wider regional promotion.

 

1] LOCAL MEMBERSHIP

Open to all and perhaps most attractive to traders and businesses that provide services to local and visiting customers, are invited to join as Local Members.

The Local Membership package with Otway Country to Coast costs $90 pa (pro rata/ $7.50 per month)

DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION FORM (Applications should be completed and emailed back to us.)

KEY BENEFITS:

Networking

  • A range of free promotional initiatives eg packaging for events, digital coupons
  • Business listing on OCTCTA web site (photo, approx. 450 word description, website link, email link, map link, facebook link)
  • Brochure distribution amongst members
  • Bi-monthly networking within membership base and input to the agenda of meetings.
  • Opportunity to network with like-minded people to build business to business referrals and product connections
  • Receive and provide content to a periodic newsletter sent to all members and stakeholders
  • Invitation to join an annual social event and AGM Marketing
  • Your Events listed on the website Happenings Guide
  • Downloadable Coupons placed on our promotions page (artwork included)
  • Business listing on the Otway Country to Coast downloadable touring map
  • Mentions in social media platforms throughout the year
  • Rights to Member Branding for your website and links to your web sites to increase online presence.
  • Access to discounted website development hosting and support for your business.
  • In addition, as a LOCAL member you will also be registered as a Business Network Subscriber of GORRT services to
  • Receive the GORRT E-newsletter
  • Receive the Vic Tourism Industry Business e-newsletter
  • Have access to GORRT online industry networking forum
  • Industry Advocacy • Invitations to networking events
  • Participation in GORRT research initiatives & projects
  • Access to Grant funding opportunities

GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP

As a new or renewing member of the OCTCTA you are encouraged to attend membership meetings throughout the year to have your say. We have regular bi-monthly meetings held across the region at various member business venues. Active member participation and input strengthens the ideas and identity of the OCTCTA.

 

2] REGIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Subscribe through Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism (GORRT) 
A business services prospectus, detailing the program for 2016 and opportunities for you to partner with GORRT is available HERE

GORRT will work with you to tailor a program of products and services to meet your needs and grow your business. Call the team on 03 5561 7894 to make an appointment to have a program tailored for your business.

The Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism's packages includes the benefits such as:

  • Visitor Info Centre brochure display & referral Participation / membership of Destination Partner Organisation of choice*
  • Website link
  • PDF link for own brochure/menu
  • E-guides
  • Tourism Victoria profile
  • Access to social media campaigns
  • Access to research
  • Support for Victorian Tourism Awards
  • Industry Expertise & Advice

* You must remember to nominate Otway Country to Coast Tourism Association (OCTCTA) as your Destination Partner to receive all our Local Membership benefits along with the GORRT benefits.

 

ABOUT OUR GROUP  

Otway Country to Coast Tourism Association Inc (OCTCTA)

Otway Country to Coast will be recognised as the destination to experience a nature based holiday in pristine surrounding. Visitors will experience unique Great Ocean Road seaside and Otway Range villages, deserted beaches and rugged coastline, pristine rainforests and rivers. They will share our rich history and cultural heritage. We will work in partnership with our membership, with the local council and residents to deliver the highest level of friendly, welcoming hospitality and quality product.

OUR OBJECTIVE

Our main objective is to support each other and work cohesively and collaboratively to promote South Western Otway hinterland and coastal regions as a destination for the benefit of our members. Our members are businesses that provide product and services to visitors and tourism businesses in the region and may include (for example) accommodation, tour operators, wineries, farm gate stalls, restaurants, cafes, galleries, craft studios, retail shops, community groups, property maintenance, caterers, transport, and sports/adventure activities, etc... Funds are generated through membership and grants for targeted projects.  

OUR KEY FOCUS

  • Promotion of the region
  • Support for members in the marketing of their product and services
  • Focus on community icon festival events.
  • Promote a diverse membership base.
  • Encourage and support membership promotions and events for inclusion in the Happenings Guide.
  • Work with Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism Ltd (GORRT) for tourism generally and specifically the development of destination plans.

OUR REPRESENTATION

OCTCTA is represented by two delegates at the Colac Otway Shire Tourism Board (OT) which meets bi- monthly. This allows our members to have an involvement and a say on how tourism in our area is developed. Both the OT and 'Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism' (GORRT) associations provide tangible and intangible support for our members. They are our connection to the state based tourism structure, Tourism Victoria and are a potential source of funding for targeted projects.

 

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