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Outback Tourism Infrastructure Fund

The tourism sector in Outback Queensland is vital to the Queensland economy – it is worth more than $443.7 million each year and supports 4,600 jobs.

In 2019, Queensland's outback recorded more than one million visitors for the first time and through the COVID-19 pandemic, domestic tourism in the outback has helped to fill the void in the absence of international visitors.

The latest research tells us that visitors are looking for genuine Australian adventures which embrace the nation's cultural heritage and rich indigenous culture.

Established to coincide with the Year of Outback Tourism, the Outback Tourism Infrastructure Fund is helping to transform the region into a destination of choice.

We are working with locals, small businesses, Councils and Traditional Owners to develop new attractions and help us share our outback culture with visitors.

The outback infrastructure projects extend right across the state from Adels Grove and Cobbold Gorge in the north, as far west as Birdsville and to Roma and Cunnamulla in the south.

Last updated: 13 Jul 2021