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Tourism and Hospitality Sector Hardship Program

Supporting Queensland tourism and hospitality businesses suffering major loss of trade to be ready for when interstate tourism markets fully reopen.

Applications to the Tourism and Hospitality Sector Hardship Program have now closed.

You can track the status of your existing submitted application by visiting the QRIDA portal.

If your business has been approved or is awaiting the outcome of your first payment, you can still apply now for your second payment through the QRIDA portal before the closing date of 6pm AEST Monday 6 December 2021. The second payment is subject to approval of the first payment.

The $110 million Tourism and Hospitality Sector Hardship Program provided grants to both eligible tourism and hospitality businesses, and major tourism attractions and experiences facing significant financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 travel restrictions and interstate lockdowns.

Approved grant funding is paid in 2 equal instalments.

The 2 types of grants schemes were:

  • Tourism and Hospitality Sector Hardship Grant for small, medium and large-sized Queensland tourism and hospitality businesses.
  • Major Tourism Experiences Hardship Grant for Queensland’s major tourism businesses.

The Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA) is managing the applications to the Tourism and Hospitality Sector Hardship Program on behalf of the department.

If you have any questions regarding your application, please email contact_us@qrida.qld.gov.au.

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Last updated: 29 Nov 2021