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Tourism Industry Resilience Grant

The Tourism Industry Resilience Grant (the Grant) is a key component of the $7 million Tourism Recovery and Resilience Package. This package is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments to provide targeted support to the tourism industry in affected areas, assisting them to recover from the impacts of extraordinary disaster events occurring in 2021-22 and build the long-term sustainability of tourism in these regions.

Objectives

The Grant aims to assist eligible Regional Tourism Organisations (RTOs) and Local Tourism Organisations (LTOs) in 37 Local Government Areas (LGAs) activated under the extraordinary disaster events of 2021-22 that rely heavily on tourism as a contributor to the local economy, to build the long-term sustainability of the tourism industry in these regions and deliver local disaster resilience planning and capability building activities.

Grant details

The $300,000 Grant provides targeted funding of up to $20,000 (GST exclusive) per eligible applicant. All projects must be completed by 31 May 2024.

Grant recipients will be required to enter into a legally binding funding agreement with DTIS. The funding agreement provides details on general and specific conditions of funding associated with the delivery of the Tourism Package.

Eligibility

Eligible RTOs and LTOs must be located in one of the 37 LGAs activated under these events:

  • South-East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding, 22 February 2022 to 5 April 2022
  • Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seth, 29 December 2021 to 10 January 2022
  • Central, Southern and Western Queensland Rainfall and Flooding, 10 November to 3 December 2021.

Eligible RTOs and LTOs may seek funding to deliver eligible projects in the Local Government Areas impacted by these events (for example, Tropical Tourism North Queensland as an eligible RTO can apply for funding to deliver eligible projects within the Carpentaria Shire Council and Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council areas, and approved funding cannot be used to deliver projects outside these areas).

Eligible RTOs and LTOs

RTOs

  • Brisbane Economic Development Agency
  • Bundaberg Tourism
  • Capricorn Enterprise
  • Destination Gold Coast
  • Fraser Coast Tourism and Events
  • Gladstone Area Promotion and Development Ltd
  • Mackay Isaac Tourism
  • Outback Queensland Tourism Association
  • Southern Queensland Country Tourism
  • Tropical Tourism North Queensland
  • Visit Sunshine Coast

LTOs

  • Central Highlands Development Corporation
  • Destination Scenic Rim
  • Discovery Coast Tourism and Commerce
  • Granite Belt Wine Tourism
  • Lockyer Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism
  • Roma Commerce and Tourism
  • Stradbroke Island Chamber of Commerce
  • Tamborine Mountain Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Tourism Noosa

Eligible Local Government Areas impacted

(Note: where the relevant RTO/LTO can apply for funding)

  • Balonne Shire Council
  • Banana Shire Council
  • Barcaldine Regional Council
  • Barcoo Shire Council
  • Blackall-Tambo Regional Council
  • Boulia Shire Council
  • Brisbane City Council
  • Bundaberg Regional Council
  • Carpentaria Shire Council
  • Central Highland Regional Council
  • Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire
  • Diamantina Shire Council
  • Flinders Shire Council
  • Fraser Coast Regional Council
  • Gladstone Regional Council
  • Gold Coast City Council
  • Goondiwindi Regional Council
  • Gympie Regional Council
  • Ipswich City Council
  • Isaac Regional Council
  • Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council
  • Lockyer Valley Regional Council
  • Logan City Council
  • Longreach Regional Council
  • Maranoa Regional Council
  • Moreton Bay Regional Council
  • Murweh Shire Council
  • Noosa Shire Council
  • North Burnett Regional Council
  • Redland City Council
  • Scenic Rim Regional Council
  • Somerset Regional Council
  • South Burnett Regional Council
  • Southern Downs Regional Council
  • Sunshine Coast Regional Council
  • Toowoomba Regional Council
  • Western Downs Regional Council

Eligible projects

The grant will support eligible projects that assist in the building of the long-term sustainability of the tourism industry in these regions and deliver local disaster resilience planning and capability building activities. Projects that are eligible include:

  • development of business continuity templates and plans to assist tourism operators to plan for and build resilience to future disasters
  • development and delivery of training to tourism business owners that increase the resilience of local industry
  • provision of strategic advice to improve local business resilience and reduce disaster risks or have restoration actions in place
  • programs to help businesses plan for, respond to, and recover from disasters
  • industry recovery business capability development programs.

Eligible project costs

  • costs directly associated with the delivery of the approved eligible projects and activities
  • extraordinary administrative costs associated with delivery of the program.

Apply now

Applicants are encouraged to peruse the grant guidelines (PDF, 587.7KB) prior to submitting an application.

Apply now

Application forms must be received by 5.00p.m. AEST on 12 February 2023.

Key dates

Activity

Dates

Guidelines available 9 December 2022
Fund launch 12 December 2022
Fund closes 12 February 2023
Outcome of applications advised March 2023
Initiatives completed and acquitted 31 May 2024

More information

Contact tourism@dtis.qld.gov.au.

Last updated: 12 Dec 2022