Inspiring young Queenslanders to work and find success in the tourism industry

Erin Lee


Erin has worn many hats in her career but found her passion in the tourism industry which she believes can turn any idea into long lasting experiences and memories. From sheep judge to ranger, machine operator to events and tourism professional, Erin has filled her career with diverse experiences.

After high school, Erin earned a Certificate III in Rural Operations and a Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management and became a trainee ranger with the Central Queensland Regional Council. Her role  entailed customer service, maintenance of stock route water facilities, assisting with animal welfare and restricted flora/fauna, and teaching students about the importance of responsible pet ownership. Erin then worked in remote areas as a machine operator on road worksites before discovering an opportunity to move into the tourism industry.

Erin joined the Paroo Shire Council as its events and tourism officer and hit the ground running organising her first event – the Cunnamulla Fella Roundup – just three weeks after starting in the job.  Her role involved planning and implementing major events for the region, digital marketing and developing relationships with stakeholders to expand tourism opportunities.  Erin now works as the tourism services officer for the Bulloo Shire Council, assisting with developing marketing campaigns to promote Bulloo Shire as a destination, planning regional events and operating the Thargomindah Visitor Information Centre.