The Brisbane Thai Festival is proudly presented to you by the Thai-Australian Association of Queensland Inc..



The Brisbane Thai Festival would not be possible if it wasn't for the generous support of our sponsors and partners.

With the support from our valued sponsors and partners, the Brisbane Thai Festival remains a free event.

Royal Thai embassy, canberra

Royal Thai Embassy

The Royal Thai Embassy, Canberra is the peak diplomatic body representing the Royal Thai Government in Australia.

The Royal Thai Embassy, Canberra has been a major contributor supporting the Brisbane Thai Festival for over 3 years now.


Royal Thai Consulate, Queensland


The Royal Thai Consulate Brisbane, Australia re-opened in May 2016 with new premises in the central business district of Brisbane.

The new office is located on level 19, 344 Queen Street, Brisbane with easy access by public transport and basement level parking.

Operating business hours: Monday to Friday, from 09.30 to 14.30.

You may contact the office during open hours by:

Tel: (07) 3493 6464 Email:

Post Address: GPO Box 2231 Brisbane QLD 4000


Australian Government - The Australia-ASEAN Council Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade


The Australia-ASEAN Council (AAC), launched by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on 8 September 2015, will generate opportunities for Australian business, education, science and innovation and the arts to work with partners in South-East Asia.

The Council's mission will be to increase knowledge and promote Australia's interests in South-East Asia by initiating and supporting activities designed to enhance awareness, understanding and links between people and institutions in Australia and ten South-East Asian countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.


Tourism Authority of Thailand


The Tourism Authority of Thailand provides Thailand travel information to the public and media members. Thailand is a wondrous kingdom, featuring Buddhist temples, exotic wildlife, and spectacular islands. Along with a fascinating history and a unique culture that includes delectable Thai food and massage, Thailand features a modern capital city, and friendly people who epitomize Thailand’s “land of smiles” reputation.


Brisbane City Council


Brisbane is the largest local government in Australia with 26 wards and 27 councillor positions. Brisbane City Council works with the community to guide our city’s future growth and development.


Singha Beer


Singha Corporation is an important subsidiary of Boon Rawd Brewery, task with overseeing the management of all of Boon Rawd’s subsidiary companies which now encompasses more than 50 companies, and reports directly to

Boon Rawd’s Board of Directors.

In 2000, Boon Rawd had a major reorganization of the group of companies, and the Singha Corporation was set up in 2001.

Boon Rawd Brewery became the official purveyor to the Royal Court of Thailand with the gracious appointment on 25 October 1939, and granted the use of the Kingdom’s Garuda as well as the words “By Royal Permission.”

The granting of the Garuda, the country’s and Royalty’s official emblem, is done rarely, usually given to institutions and companies that have been in service to the Royal Court for some time, upholding its quality of products and services for the Kingdom’s population, is of good standing financially, and without a tarnished name, being an organization that can positively represent the Kingdom worldwide. It is considered possibly the highest honour a company or organisation to receive, which could also be taken away if the good standing slides below par. Thus, this grant also signifies the trustworthiness of the company or organisation operation in the Kingdom of Thailand.


Thai Airways


Thai Airways International Public Co,.ltd is a national enterprise subordinated to the Ministry of Transport. It is a public company registered in The Securities Exchange of Thailand since 1991 with the Ministry of Finance as a dominance shareholder at more then 50%.

We operate the airlines business that transport passengers, goods, parcels and postal through air transportation via Thai major cities to the primary cities around the world. From schedule flights to charter flights and through our alliances with Suvarnabhumi Airport as the main hub for all flight routes.


Oaks Hotels & Resorts


Oaks Hotels & Resorts is one of Australia’s largest apartment accommodation providers. Currently incorporating a portfolio of 43 Australian properties across five states, Oaks Hotels & Resorts offers a unique blend of stylish city hotels in central, sought-after locations and relaxed, resort style properties in some of Australia’s most picturesque tourist destinations.

Specialising in affordable 4.5 star apartment accommodation, Oaks Hotels & Resorts also boasts a number of overseas properties in popular locations including New Zealand, the United Arab Emirates and Thailand, with China soon to join the portfolio. For both short or longer stays, Oaks Hotels & Resorts is an affordable option for singles, couples, families and groups alike looking for superior accommodation, friendly service and quality onsite leisure facilities.

Oaks Hotels & Resorts, a division of Minor Hotel Group (MHG), is pledging its support for Australian not-for-profit group Soap Aid, joining the efforts to save and improve the lives of children in disadvantaged communities across the world.




The Star Entertainment Group (formerly known as Echo Entertainment Group) is an ASX 100 listed company that owns and operates The Star in Sydney, Treasury Casino & Hotel in Brisbane and Jupiters Gold Coast on the Gold Coast. The Star Entertainment Group also manages the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on behalf of the Queensland Government. On November 16 2015 our parent company name changed from Echo Entertainment Group to The Star Entertainment Group following shareholder approval at the 2015 Annual General Meeting.

At the core of The Star Entertainment Group's premium offering at each property is the quintessential spirit of each destination with broad appeal for both local and international visitors. This is achieved through a long- term commitment to local relationships, leveraging deep local knowledge and insights, and enhanced by international best practice expertise. The recent $870 million transformation of The Star in Sydney is a tangible reflection of the company's capacity and capability to invest significantly and effectively in its properties.

On the Gold Coast, The Star Entertainment Group is currently spending $345 million to refurbish and expand Jupiters Gold Coast. The refurbishment of the existing hotel and casino complex is one of the biggest hotel refurbishments ever undertaken in Australia. On July 21 2015, The Star Entertainment Group and its Destination Brisbane Consortium partners were selected by the Queensland Government as preferred tenderer for the development of Queen's Wharf Brisbane. On November 16 2015 The Star Entertainment Group reached contractual close with the Queensland Government on a $3 billion redevelopment of Queen's Wharf in Brisbane.


RATCH-Australia Corporation


RATCH-Australia is 80 per cent owned by a major Thai power generation company, Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding PCL (“RATCH”) and 20 per cent owned by the ASX listed engineering services company Broadspectrum Limited. TW Power Services will continue to provide Operations and Maintenance to our 100% owned power generation assets.

RATCH-Australia is committed to significantly expand its diversified asset portfolio in Australia with plans to invest in approximately $1 billion of power generation assets within the next five years. RATCH-Australia has as its primary focus to invest in long term contracted assets with highly creditworthy counterparties.RATCH-Australia is an independent power producer in Australia and owns an increasing portfolio of power generation assets, generating more than 815 MW as of Apr 2014. These consist of ownership, or an interest in gas power stations and wind farms around Australia.

RATCH-Australia is an unlisted public company, incorporated in Australia and owned by the major Thai power generation company, Ratchaburi Electricity Generation Holding PCL (RATCH) (80%), and the Australian engineering services company, Broadspectrum Limited. (20%).


Charoen Pokphand (CP)


The Charoen Pokphand Group is Thailand’s largest private company and is one of world’s largest conglomerates. It consists of three core businesses that operate in agribusiness and food, retail, and distribution, and the telecommunications industries with investment in over 20 countries. Founded in 1921, the CP Group currently employs, through its subsidiaries, over 300,000 people with offices and factories worldwide.

The CP brand operates under the parent company The Charoen Pokphand Group.

The Charoen Pokphand Group was established in 1921.


The Coffee Club

The Coffee Club is Australia’s largest home-grown café group with over 389 stores across Australia (296), New Zealand (55), Thailand (17), China (3), Egypt (4), Maldives (3), Bali (2), Malaysia (2) and GCC (4), serving more than 40 million cups of coffee every year and employing more than 6,000 staff.


Since opening its doors in Brisbane in 1989, The Coffee Club has become Australia’s largest home-grown café group with more than 360 cafés throughout 9 countries.

Our mission and philosophy is simple, at The Coffee Club we want to provide: Good Food, Great Service and Excellent Coffee; A welcoming relaxed meeting place enriching contemporary lifestyles; and, The answer to “Where will I meet you?”

The Coffee Club is well-known for its famous all day breakfast and serves as a relaxed meeting place for our 30 million annual customers.

The Coffee Club is owned by Minor DKL Food Group; a leading Australian retail food brand franchisor. Minor DKL Food Group is the franchisor and intellectual property owner of The Coffee Club, Ribs & Rumps Restaurants, The Groove Train and Coffee Hit franchise systems with a combined 410 restaurants in 11 countries. Minor DKL Food Group is also the owner of Veneziano Coffee Roasters, a leading speciality coffee roasting house supplying wholesale and retail customers throughout Australia from roasting facilities in Melbourne and Brisbane.

About Minor DKL

Minor DKL Food Group is the Australian subsidiary of Thai-listed Minor International PCL (MINT). Through its subsidiary, Minor Food Group, MINT is one of Asia’s largest casual dining and quick-service restaurant companies, operating over 1,600 restaurants in 21 counties under The Pizza Company, Thai Express, The Coffee Club, Ribs & Rumps, The Groove Train, Coffee Hit, Riverside, Swensen’s, Sizzler, Dairy Queen and Burger King.


Bangkok Airways


Bangkok Airways first began air transportation services in 1968—established as "Sahakol Air", it became the first private aviation company in Thailand. Initially, the airline provided charter services by means of its first operational aircraft, "Trade Wind", a two-engine 9-seater plane. Regular charter assignments came from the OICC (an American construction company), USOM, and a number of other organizations, which at the time, were engaging in oil and natural gas exploration in the Gulf of Thailand.

Due to the rapid growth of tourism and business investments in Thailand, air transportation has become an increasingly important aspect contributing to both the Kingdom's economic growth and its infrastructure development into becoming a major destination capable of hosting several million overseas visitors per year.


Mitr Phol Sugar

Mitr Phol sugar business was initially established in Ratchaburi province in 1946 as a small family business producing and trading condensed syrup to sugar mills.
Mitr Phol expanded its investments to Queensland State, Australia in 2011. The group assumed ownership of MSF Sugar, one of the largest sugar manafacturers in Australia, with total sugarcane crushing capacity of 4.7 million tons of cane per year, yielding total sugar output at approximately 500,000 tons per year.

T & D Trading

T & D Trading is one of the largest importer and wholesaler of Asian Food in Queensland since 1986. With over 5000 food product lines in stock from many countries in Asia and ability to access any other product you may need in one place. They distribute directly to restaurants, hotels, pubs, clubs, catering services & supermarkets.

Samuel Smith & Son

Samuel Smith & Son is a respected, family owned fine wine merchant established in 1923 and servicing the liquor industry of Australia with a blue chip portfolio of national and international wines, spirits and premium ales. We embrace three core values of knowledge, service and friendship.

Ministry of Culture, Thailand

The Ministry of Culture is responsible for maintaining Thailand's cultural heritage, which it accomplishes to a number of offices such as the Fine Arts Department. The ministry is also responsible for promoting the nation's arts, culture and religion.

It also encourages all the Thai citizens to be aware of and take pride in their own cultural roots through the development of learning resources both at local and national levels. Other major duties include the building of cultural network both at the national and international levels along with the development of cultural vigilance.

The Thai Orchid Springwood and Carindale

Multi-Award Winning Thai Cuisine!

As the first Thai restaurant to open in Brisbane, we have been delighting locals with our beautiful, taste tempting Thai dishes since 1986!

Whether you are after takeaway for a cosy night in, want a lovely dining experience for you and that special someone, or would like a group booking to celebrate an event we can cater to your needs. For great food and friendly service, enjoy a wonderful dining experience by contacting our restaurants today located at both Springwood and Carindale.

Boonchu Gym


John Wayne "The Gunslinger" Parr (born 25 May 1976), also known as JWP, is an Australian kickboxer and boxer, fighting out of Boonchu Gym in Gold Coast, Queensland. He is a former 10-time World Champion and was the runner up on The Contender Asia.


JW Marriott Khao Lak


Discover the treasures of Khao Lak at one of Marriott Thailand’s flagship properties, the JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort and Spa,recipient of the 2010 Conde Nast World’s Top New Hotels award.Its pristine white sandy beach stretches for miles,melting into the exquisite azure waters of the Andaman Sea.Khao Lak in Phang Nga province near Phuket is a hidden paradise of sun,sea and sand,as well as lush tropical greenery,granite mountains and stunning waterfalls. Located just over one hours drive from Phuket Airport,the vast landscaped area within the resort grounds and Southeast Asia’s longest swimming pool make the resort an ideal venue for vacations,events,team buildings,incentives or weddings. At JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort and Spa, it is our mission to make every trip a pleasure and the experience of a lifetime. Enjoy amenity-filled guest rooms,superb dining,unique meeting facilities and our time-honored Spirit to Serve philosophy. For more information please mail to




Anantara believes, “Life is a Journey.”

Everyday life is filled with opportunities to seek the exceptional, encounter the new and widen our horizons. For our worldly guests, a stay at Anantara is just one more chapter in a lifetime of travel and exploration. And we intend to make it an extraordinary one.

The Anantara experience was born in 2001 with our first luxury property in Thailand’s historic seaside retreat of Hua Hin. From that day forward, we expanded throughout the world to cosmopolitan cities, lush islands, desert sands, heritage destinations, uncharted beaches and contemporary resort destinations. Today’s portfolio spans Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Maldives, Mozambique, Qatar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam and Zambia.

Our thoughtfully designed luxury hotels and resorts provide windows into the genuine modern character of each destination. Inside and outside each property travellers engage with the places, people and stories that make the destination like nowhere else in the world. Guests curate a lifetime of memories through personal experiences as Anantara opens doors and enables journeys of adventure and indulgence.

Whether in densely urban or tranquilly remote settings, Anantara connects you to the indigenous, grounds you in authentic luxury and hosts you with passionate expertise.




The official media/marketing partner of the Brisbane Thai Festival