The Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority (PAHSMA) is proud to have received Rainbow Tasmania Tourism Accreditation from the Australian Tourism Accreditation Program.

Rainbow Tasmania Tourism Accreditation is for operators who want to truly become a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Intersex (LGBTI) friendly business. It is suitable for all business types and sizes and provides the opportunity for operators to show that their business treats all people in the same non-discriminatory manner and provide a safe and comfortable environment for their LGBTI clients.

PAHSMA Director of Tourism Operations Anne McVilly said that she was proud of the non-discriminatory service provided by staff across all three Sites to all customers as was delighted that this had now been formally recognised.

“Rainbow Tasmania Tourism Accreditation provides our visitors with confidence that our staff deal with LGBTI clientele effectively and appropriately,” said Mrs McVilly. “Technically speaking, it offers assurance that our business is compliant with the Anti-Discrimination Act.”

“In practice, it’s another way of communicating that we welcome all visitors without discrimination and help them to get the most from the experiences we offer.”

PAHSMA manages the Port Arthur, Coal Mines and Cascades Female Factory Historic Sites, three of eleven places that comprise the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Property.

‘The Port Arthur Historic Sites include three of the eleven historic sites that together form the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Property’
Andrew Ross, Marketing Manager, Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority,