Accessible Tourism Enablers Grant
Supporting disability service providers to develop accessible tools for use by tourism businesses.
The Accessible Tourism Enablers Grant supports not-for-profit disability peak organisations and accessible or disability-specific service organisations to develop and/or enhance products and services for use by tourism and event businesses.
It is part of the Queensland Government’s $12 million in new funding to support delivery of a package of initiatives to enhance and develop accessible tourism projects and to raise awareness about accessible tourism experiences in Queensland.
The Year of Accessible Tourism supports key actions in the Towards Tourism 2032 – Transforming Queensland’s visitor economy future, a tourism industry strategy.
Applications for the Grant are now closed.
The key objectives of the Grant are to support projects that:
- increase the number of tourism and events businesses that are delivering exceptional and accessible customer experiences
- have a positive impact for the community through improved accessibility to visitors
- support and provide opportunities to the tourism and events industry to make improvements to accessibility for visitors and workers with disability
- provide resources, products and services freely or at low cost for Queensland tourism and events businesses and have a benefit.
|Autism Queensland Limited||Accommodate Us: An Inclusive Tool Kit for Tourism Accommodation |
Development of a co-designed resource that will increase capacity of tourism accommodation providers to provide informed, inclusive experiences for autistic and neurodivergent holiday makers and visitors.
|CPL – Choice, Passion, Life||Inclusive Tourism Toolbox |
Delivered as a free service to business, the Inclusive Tourism Toolkit content will comprise a series of video tutorials and accessible resources/templates which can be used by industry to address their own specific needs when it comes to including people with disabilities at events or tourism services and destinations.
|Guide Dogs Queensland Ltd||Five Rings for Inclusive Tourism for Low Vision and Blindness |
Through the co-design of a range of resources, this project will address the travel and accommodation challenges experienced by people living with low vision and blindness and guide the tourism industry to lead the way in becoming accessible and inclusive to people living with vision impairment.
|Queensland Braille Writing Association||Making Tourism Accessible for Blind and Low Vision Visitors|
A package of resources to assist tourism operators to make their venue accessible to those who are blind or have low vision. From the first point of contact, to consideration of the use of large print or braille, tactile QR code indicators, tactile maps and beyond, the package will provide practical examples of how to make their destination accessible and friendly to those who are blind or have low vision. The resource package will further provide tourist operators with ideas for marketing and advertising their accessible tourist venue.
|Spinal Life Australia Ltd||Access Accelerator Accelerating Tourism Inclusion |
The Access Accelerator Program, developed by Spinal Life Australia and Cérge, is a comprehensive initiative aimed at enhancing accessibility and inclusivity for the tourism industry. Through immersive disability awareness training, adoption of Cérge technology, Access and Inclusion plan development, sharing of inclusive stories, and promotion of accessible offerings, the program empowers tourism businesses to cater more effectively to individuals with disabilities, thus tapping into the lucrative accessible tourism market.
The Accessible Tourism Enablers Grant guidelines (PDF, 557.4KB) contain detailed information regarding the grant.
Outcomes of applications advised
Project completion date
30 June 2024
For more information, email the Tourism Division team.
Last updated: 25 Jul 2023