Austrade is providing bushfire affected communities with small grants of up to $30,000 to support local tourism. This funding can be used for bespoke events, concerts, festivals and other visitor attractions to assist the recovery effort, bring in economic benefits and provide the community with a positive focus in the wake of the fires.
An eligible organisation must be a Local Government Authority (LGA) or a Regional Tourism Organisation (RTO).
Eligible events must meet program objectives:
- Restore visitor levels to areas impacted by bushfires by supporting events, concerts, festivals and/or other visitor attractions (such as art installations and tourist walks) and other tourism initiatives in those areas;
- Promote the uniqueness of affected local communities;
- Assist with the recovery of regional tourism;
- Attract overseas, interstate and intrastate visitors as a direct result of the project.
Applications are currently closed due to COVID-19.