GPO Box 5276, Sydney NSW 2001    Ph: (02) 8267 0402

About BOA

BOA represents our youth travel industry’s best interests on a national scale

Our Work

Working closely with Destination NSW and Tourism Australia, we help promote NSW & ACT as desirable destinations for both overseas and interstate travellers.

BOA acts as a spokesperson for the industry, lobbies state and local government on issues relevant to the industry, and develops and enhances services available to backpacker operators.

We oversee a code of ethics between operators and the public, and promote a co-operative and relationship between all backpacker operators.

Why Join BOA?

Becoming a BOA member comes with lots of benefits for you and your business. Get to know like-minded peers, expand your network and stay connected to the industry. Take advantage of our private BOA Buying Group.

Contribute so BOA can continue to represent our youth travel industry’s best interests on national scale and receive support and guidance with industry and business related challenges.

Our Committee


BOA is a not-for-profit organisation, directed by a membership-elected committee. Our committee members come from all sectors of the industry, ensuring a broad sector representation.

Feel free to turn to any of our committee members for advice, as well as to raise any issues.

Our Members


BOA members range from all sectors of the industry, including accommodation providers, tour operators, transport providers, media publishers, travel agents, technology providers and entertainment organisers.

We regularly organise fun and engaging industry events, giving members the opportunity to catch up and mingle with new and familiar faces.

Additional Information


Our Byron Bay and Port Stephens sub-committees actively tackle region specific issues. Interested to join one of our regional committees?


Our networking events promote a co-operative and harmonious relationship between backpacker operators within NSW & ACT and interstate.


Every year at the annual AGM, BOA publishes an Annual Report covering all its activities and achievements.

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BOA NSW is the industry body which represents backpacker and youth travel businesses across NSW & ACT.

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