Grants and support for tourism businesses

Grants and support are available to help Australian tourism businesses succeed.

Find grants and support

You can find grants and support programs at:

Austrade grants and support

We have a range of programs to help tourism businesses and organisations. These include:

Workforce support programs

The Australian Government offers workforce support for businesses. Support includes:

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment has support available, including:

Indigenous tourism operator grants

The National Indigenous Australians Agency has information about the Indigenous Tourism Fund. It provides business support and grants for Indigenous tourism operators and community organisations.

Heritage grants

Find information about the Australian Heritage Grants program on the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment website. The program provides support to protect and promote national heritage listed places.

Regional tourism grants

Regional tourism grants and programs include the:

Support by state or territory

You may be eligible for grants and support programs depending on your state or territory.

Specific information on COVID-19 support delivered by your State or Territory is available on   

Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

New South Wales (NSW)

Northern Territory (NT)


South Australia



Western Australia (WA)


Self-help resilience kits

Self-help resilience kits are available to help tourism businesses and organisations prepare, respond and recover:

Selling or closing your business

If you are considering closing your business, and the ATO Tax Time toolkit have information to:

  • help you assess if closing your business is the right decision
  • explain how to complete your legal and tax obligations.

Specific support is also available for Indigenous businesses.