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.



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

The Thai-Australian Association of Queensland Inc. (TAAQ) was registered under the Associations Incorporation Act 1981, incorporation association No. IA19580.  The Association is a non-for-profit body which represents the values and interests of the Thai community, in Queensland, Australia.



Royal Thai Embassy, Canberra



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.



Queensland Government



The Government of Queensland, also referred to as the Queensland Government, is the Australian state democratic administrative authority of Queensland. The Government of Queensland, a parliamentary constitutional monarchy, was formed in 1859 as prescribed in its Constitution, as amended from time to time. Since the Federation of Australia in 1901, Queensland has been a state of the Commonwealth of Australia, and the Constitution of Australia regulates its relationship with the Commonwealth. Under the Australian Constitution, Queensland ceded legislative and judicial supremacy to the Commonwealth, but retained powers in all matters not in conflict with the Commonwealth. Key state government offices are located at 1 William Street in the Brisbane central business district.



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.



Chang Beer



Launched in 1995 Chang Beer instantly captured the hearts and taste buds of the Thai people. Over the years it has become one of the most famous brands in Thailand and is globally recognized as a symbol of the land of smiles. Sourced, brewed and bottled in Thailand, it is the perfect companion to all things Thai, from beach football to the spicy dishes it compliments.


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.


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.


Aeroklas Australia



Aeroklas Co Ltd is a member of the Eastern Polymer Group (EPG) and has been producing plastic automotive product accessories for over 35 years.

n 1996, the company expanded its business into producing pick-up truck bed liners under the ‘Aero’ liner and ‘Hero’ liner brands, and is now recognised as the leading manufacturer of plastic automotive accessories.

The company has diversified to cover a range of car and pick-up accessory products, exporting to more than 73 countries worldwide including Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and North America, with manufacturing facilities located in Thailand, China, Turkey, Malaysia and India. Warehouse & Distribution Centres are located in Australia, Germany & North America, supplying both OEM and Aftermarket.





Bahtsmart is a new online money transfer from Australia to Thailand. We provide great rates, no fees and charges on a secure online web and mobile platform at

We offer much better exchange rates than the Australian banks, with no fees and charges. We are very competitive with the Thai money changers, yet offer so much more.

We are fast. Transfers done in the Australian morning will typically reach Thailand same day. In the afternoon they arrive next day.

Your money is secure with BahtSmart. We are licensed by the Australian Government. We have heavily invested in a new online platform, so you always know where your money is when being transferred to Thailand and we use the best of the banking networks in Australia and Thailand to ensure you money gets to your Thailand account.



Dusit International



For over 65 years, Dusit International has been synonymous with world-class hospitality, delivered with the iconic touches of service and artistry of Thailand.

From pioneering hospitality and education to leading development in emerging destinations, Dusit International offers an encompassing range of hotel, resort, spa and educational experiences.

Today, each Dusit brand endeavours to create a personalised welcome under the brand promise that started it all: the delivery of an experience that enlivens the individual spirit , no matter the journey.