Recovery for Regional Tourism

In September 2020, the Australian Government announced a $50 million Recovery for Regional Tourism fund to support tourism regions that are heavily reliant on international tourism. The initiative is part of the $1 billion COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Fund to support regions, communities and industry sectors disproportionately affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19.

Tasmania has received $13.5 million under this program to support the recovery of our tourism industry and the broader visitor economy.

The program will deliver initiatives that drive interstate visitation, create jobs in regions and improve product diversity to attract domestic visitors.

Tourism Tasmania has worked with the regional tourism organisations, Business Events Tasmania, Brand Tasmania, Tourism Industry Council Tasmania and the Department of State Growth to develop project priorities that meet the Australian Government’s funding criteria and that align with the T21 Visitor Economy Action Plan 2020-2022 and other identified tourism priorities.

Projects endorsed for funding by Austrade include: