Media and Industry
Media and industry are encouraged to communicate with Murray River Lakes & Coorong Tourism Alliance (MRLCTA). The key industry leadership and project delivery organisation for the tourism industry in the Murray River Lakes & Coorong region of South Australia.
Tourism Development Manager
Phone: 0466 153204
About Murray River Lakes & Coorong Tourism Alliance (MRLCTA)
The Murray River Lakes & Coorong tourism region includes six local government areas. (can these be links to the councils please)
Rural City of Murray Bridge (all)
Mid Murray Council (part)
Coorong District Council (all)
District Council of Karoonda East Murray (all)
Southern Mallee District Council (all)
Alexandrina Council (part)
MRLCTA receives funding from all councils with further funding and support from the South Australian Tourism Commission.
MRLCTA is an independent regional tourism organisation constituted as an Incorporated Association. The MRLCTA skills-based Board meets bi-monthly comprising tourism industry representatives as well as representatives from two of the six partner councils and other related industry sectors.
MRLCTA’s activities contributes to an enhanced visitor experience in the region, encouraging more visitors, repeat visitation, longer stays, regional dispersion, visitor and community advocacy. Increased visitor numbers/nights and spending are key to the ongoing development and sustainability of the region’s tourism businesses and jobs growth.
Independent Chairperson: Ian Hill (Former MD, Adelaide Economic Development Agency)
Deputy Chairperson: new, to be confirmed at next MRLCTA Board meeting, replacing Michael Sedgman
Treasurer: new, to be confirmed at next MRLCTA Board meeting, replacing Michael Sedgman
Secretary/Public Officer: Bill Nehmy (MRLCTA TDM, non-voting Board Member)
Bridget Mather (CEO, Coorong District Council)
Nicole Clark (Kimbolton Wines)
David Hartley (River Shack Rentals, Mannum Motel)
Kelly Kuhn (Juggle House Experiences)
Deb Alexander OAM (180 Degrees Marketing and Management)
Ian Muller (GM, Bridgeport Hotel)
How to be included on this website
Tourism businesses and events located within the Murray River Lakes & Coorong tourism region will automatically have a business listing on this site if they are registered with the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW), which is free in SA. There is also opportunity for neighbours near MRLC borders.
To submit feedback, information, updates and images for consideration please contact Tourism Development Manager.
Tourism businesses with bookable/saleable products or services (accommodation, tours, car hire, retail) wishing to receive sales through the Murray Bridge Visitor Information Centre should email firstname.lastname@example.org or Mannum Visitor Information Centre mannumVIC@psmarion.com – please note commissions apply.
Tools and Resources
- Murray River Lakes & Coorong Strategic Plan 2021 -2024
- South Australian Regional Visitor Strategy 2025 (includes MRLC chapter)
- South Australian Visitor Economy Sector Plan 2030
- Murray River Lakes & Coorong Visitor Guide – Ordering Instructions
- Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW) – national tourism database
Insights – Research and Reports
The latest research and industry data (region documents) about the MRLC visitor economy – from visitor profiles and trends to the economic impact/value of tourism.
Murray River Lakes & Coorong Tourism Industry Newsletter
Subscribe to MRLC ‘s newsletter for local tourism industry and stakeholders at the bottom of this page.
- August 2022 Newsletter
- June 2022 Newsletter
- April 2022 Newsletter
- March 2022 Newsletter
- February 2022 Newsletter
- December 2021 Newsletter
Closed Industry Facebook Group
Join MRLC Tourism Network as another key communication opportunity/forum for industry and stakeholders
State Tourism Resources
- South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) – consumer site, industry site, media gallery, Experience Nature Tourism Fund
- Tourism Industry Council South Australia (TiCSA) – including Tourism Awards and Accreditation
- Department of Environment and Industries (PIRSA) – Fruit Fly BioSecurity
- Department of Environment and Water (DEW)
Australian Government Grants and Programs Finder
MRLC Social Media
Accredited Visitor Information Centres
Murray Bridge Visitor Information Centre website and facebook
3 South Terrace, Murray Bridge SA 5253
(08) 8539 1142
Managed by Rural City of Murray Bridge
Mannum Visitor Information Centre website and facebook
6 Randell St, Mannum SA 5238
1300 626 686
Managed by Mid Murray Council
Visitor Information Outlets
Tailem Bend Visitor Information Outlet website and facebook
Railway Terrace, Tailem Bend, SA 5260
(08) 8572 4277
Meningie Visitor Information Outlet
14 Princes Highway, Meningie, SA 5264
(08) 8575 1830