Starting a backpacker hostel or business
BOA itself is not a regulatory body nor a business feasibility consulting body our mission is to provide a united voice for our backpacker operators and address common issues.
If you are thinking of opening a backpacker hostel, a good place to start is the Local Council as many regulations are Council-specific.
If you are after backpacker industry statistics, you may want to check Destination New South Wales, Tourism Australia, Tourism Research Australia, Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Small Scale Accommodation Survey.
Are you already a member of BOA? Check out BOAs resource centre it is full of useful advice and valuable information.