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We are DMR Tourism

DM Tourism (Daylesford Macedon Tourism Ltd.) is the peak industry body for tourism in the Daylesford and Macedon tourism region.  The DM Tourism Board includes five industry skilled-based members. The board is chaired by an independent Chairman.

The role of DM Tourism is to develop a co-ordinated approach to marketing, product development, infrastructure development and industry development for the region. 

We are an independent body, operating as a not for profit business, where all profits are reinvested back into developing and promoting the region. Tourism Victoria and local government are key financial stakeholders in the organisation, providing core funding that underpins the organisation’s operations.

We are your peak body for tourism and we are here to listen and represent your interests. As a regional tourism board we are advocates for the region’s tourism sector, engaging with local, state and federal governments. We are always here to support you, to hear your ideas, take your feedback and listen to your views. Equally we are here to provide advice and be a sounding board to ensure the success of your business.

The DMR team have been fantastic – both innovative and supportive in their role providing relevant and timely information. Partnership with DMR provides opportunities to network and collaborate with local tourism bodies and other operators.
They keep us informed of great marketing opportunities and also local news and events that are relevant to our businesses.
Dianne Padgham , Isabella at Kyneton
As the owner/operator of luxury Daylesford holiday property Bilson’s Landing, I thoroughly recommend the Daylesford and Macedon Ranges Partnership Program. We became Silver Partners for 2015 and we are already seeing benefits of our membership.
David Wilson, Bilson's Landing
Noel Harvey OAM
Noel Harvey OAMChairperson
Noel is the independent Chair of DMR Tourism.  He has extensive experience in local and state government, regional tourism, and regional and rural community development.  Noel  has had a long association with this tourism region, having  Chaired the Regional Cooperative Marketing Campaign Committee, the forerunner to the current organisation, from 1996-2004, and was involved in the establishment of the DMR Regional Tourism Board, temporarily assuming the role of inaugural Chairman in 2008.  Noel is a former Mayor and Councillor of Macedon Ranges Shire Council and Chief Commissioner of the Shire of Hepburn.  He has 15 years business experience in tourism specialising in the bus and coach industry, outback touring and wholesale and retail travel.

DM Tourism Board Members

Kim Whitehouse
Kim WhitehouseBoard Member
Kim Whitehouse has over 15 years’ experience in the hospitality, leisure and spa industries working both nationally and internationally.   After working extensively in Far North Queensland, the Blue Mountains in NSW and then South East Asia, Kim returned to Australia and joined Belgravia Leisure to reopen the historic Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa and is currently responsible for the marketing of Belgravia’s managed Alpine tourism destinations. Kim is passionately committed to the continued growth and development of regional tourism, and bring considerable knowledge, experience and passion to her role on the Board.
Frank Page
Frank PageBoard Member
Long term Daylesford resident Frank Page has been involved in regional tourism for the past ten years. He has combined his local knowledge and love of the region with a background in retail strategic marketing to work within the tourism sector. From his chairmanship of the Hepburn Shire Tourism Advisory Committee to leading the development of a Strategic Tourism Plan for Daylesford and district, Destination Daylesford he then joined the Daylesford & Macedon Ranges Marketing Campaign Committee. Frank was also involved in the Implementation Committee for the establishment of the Daylesford and Macedon Ranges Regional Tourism Board, of which he continues to be a member.

The DM Tourism Team

Melissa O'Shea-Taylor
Melissa O'Shea-TaylorAdministration Manager
Zali Garrety
Zali GarretyCommunications Manager
Kerry Clarke
Kerry ClarkeBusiness Development Manager
Andrea Pribaz
Andrea PribazDigital Manager
Sally Towell
Sally TowellPR co-ordinator
Annissa White
Annissa WhiteBusiness Development Manager