Founded in 1980 by entrepreneur Bruce McKechnie after purchasing the Great Australian Casino from L'Oréal, Bruce heads Great Australian Resorts as President Emeritus, along with CEO Andrew Hai Tao Ding and President Robin Bertele.
The Great Australian Resorts group has 41 years of experience in developing, operating and marketing casinos and integrated resorts in different parts of the world. The group's main properties include the Great Australian Casino of Perth, Great Australian Resort City of Sydney, and the co-owned Disneyland Australia Resort.
List of Properties Owned
- This is one of the three companies Disney outsources operation to, the others are Oriental Land Company and Hong Kong International Theme Parks.
- They have the Australian theme park rights to HiT Entertainment's shows (while sub-licensing Thomas & Friends and Angelina Ballerina to Carwardine Parks for Carwardine's Entertainment Park Down Under)
- Great Australian Resorts is the Australian/NZ franchisee for Chuck E. Cheese's, branding their locations Charlie Cheese's.
- They are the second-biggest resort owner in Australia.