About Us

Background

Destination Country and Outback (DNCO) is one of 7 Destination Networks (DNs) and covers 45% of the state. The Country and Outback NSW region comprises 25 local government areas as well as the Unincorporated Far West Region of NSW, organised into three main subregions: Outback NSW, New England North West, and Greater Central Plains.

DNCO was created by the NSW Government through Destination NSW (DNSW) in 2016 and has been established to assist building the capacity of industry and strengthen the visitor economy of the Country and Outback NSW.

We build and maintain relationships with our stakeholders and offer assistance and support where required.

DNCO Destination Management Plan 2022 – 2030

The Destination Networks facilitate growth in the visitor economy at a local level by representing and coordinating the region’s tourism industry.

Board of Directors

The DNCO directors demonstrate a strong understanding of corporate governance, a commitment to high ethical standards and teamwork, and well-developed communication, negotiation, advocacy and influencing skills. Their critical thinking, proven judgement and objectivity has proven to be of high value for DNCO.

The current directors were appointed in June 2022 and 2023.

The expertise, knowledge and skills they bring to DNCO are linked to one or more of the following areas:

  • Leadership, strategic planning and business management
  • Tourism/marketing/publicity expertise
  • Community and/or Local Government participation
  • Regional service delivery
  • Working with multiple stakeholders and/or government
  • Legal/audit, financial control and reporting/risk management
  • International business/legal experience
  • Asset management/market research
  • Event management or promotion
  • Working with Aboriginal groups and communities and/or local government


The Board of Destination Country & Outback NSW supports the Australian Institute of Company Directors Not-For-Profit-Governance Principles which ensures our Directors adhere to 4 key principles:

Care and diligence
This duty requires a director to act with the degree of care and diligence that a reasonable person might be expected to show in the role.

Good faith
This duty requires a director to act in good faith in the best interests of the company and for a proper purpose, including to avoid conflicts of interest, and to reveal and manage conflicts if they arise. This is a duty of fidelity and trust, known as a ‘fiduciary duty’ imposed by common law and a duty required in the Corporations Act 2001. 

Not to improperly use position
This duty requires directors to not improperly use their position to gain an advantage for themselves or someone else, or to the detriment to the company.

Not to improperly use information
This duty requires directors to not improperly use the information they gain in the course of their director duties to gain an advantage for themselves or someone else, or to the detriment to the company.

Meet the Board of Directors

Our Team

Our Tourism Partners

DNCO Resources

Events

Funding & Grants