Bed & Breakfast and Farmstay Queensland (BBFQ) is the industry peak body in the state representing operators of small hosted and self contained accommodation offering a distinctive, personalised, and often boutique experience. The B&B and farmstay experience is regarded as a niche sector of the tourism industry that offers an accommodation option to the leisure and business travel market.
BBFQ was formed in March 2004 when two previous organisations, Queensland Bed and Breakfast Association and Queensland Farm and Country Tourism came together. Each of these entities had been operating previously for approximately ten years. Each BBFQ member property displays the national logo, promoted on our website and printed guide, through a fence sign or farm gate sign to promote the national image.
The industry is represented in all states and territories across Australia and a link to each of the other states can be found at our Links menu.
Where possible, we will negotiate trade arrangements with suppliers so that their services can be delivered as cost effectively as possible to small business. We currently enjoy competitive national opportunities and arrangements with organisations such as Westpac, Wotif.com, Towel Order, AIB Insurance and Diners Club. Details of our current arrangements can be found on our member’s page.
Membership of BBFQ can be arranged by downloading and completing a Membership Application Form in PDF or in Word, Membership Application Form .
Code of Conduct
Our operators agree to abide by an Operators Code of Conduct and each member property is required to meet a Membership Criteria.
Prospective operators can download a copy of a publication produced in 2001 titled “Guidelines for Operating a B&B in Queensland”. This publication is currently being updated but provides a broad overview of the framework that an operator needs to consider, together with the research that you need to carry out before you commit any money.