Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure (TDDI)

The Tourism Demand-Driver Infrastructure (TDDI) programme commenced in July 2014 and terminated in June 2018. The Commonwealth provided funding of $43.1 million over four years to the State and Territory governments. Through TDDI, each State and Territory determined the processes used to allocate the TDDI funding in their own jurisdiction, and which projects received TDDI funding. The projects were strategically aligned with relevant state, regional and destination plans, and were aimed at driving demand, improving quality and increasing tourism expenditure, in order to assist the tourism industry to meet Tourism 2020 targets. For information on the program and other grant programs, email

Export Market Development Grants (EMDG)

The Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme is a key Australian Government financial assistance program for aspiring and current exporters. Administered by Austrade, the scheme supports a wide range of industry sectors and products, including inbound tourism and the export of intellectual property and know-how outside Australia.

The EMDG scheme:

  • encourages small and medium sized Australian businesses to develop export markets
  • reimburses up to 50% of eligible export promotion expenses above $5,000 provided that the total expenses are at least $15,000
  • provides up to eight (8) grants to each eligible applicant.

Grant Finder

Grant Finder helps you locate the grants and assistance programs most relevant to your business.

Grants and other funding programs are available for businesses from the Australian, state and territory governments, and in some cases from local councils. You can search through a wide variety of grants in many categories, including developing your business, innovation and education.