September 29, 2023

Queensland offers new round of grants to tourism businesses

The grants are part of a brand-new AUD$ 40 million Tourism and Hospitality Sector Hardship Program introduced by the Queensland Government as part of a bigger AUD$ 600 million financial healing prepare for the state overall.

Tourist and hospitality services in Queensland may be qualified for new governments grants of approximately AUD$ 50,000 as part of a brand-new round of funding offered to assist operations continuing to be hit hard by ongoing border limitations.

Funds are on offer to businesses in an effort to assist maintain jobs, with three various levels of grants depending upon the size of the applicants payroll. To be eligible, services need to be open, situated in and operated in Queensland, need to be solvent and using a minimum of one full-time employee and able to show a profits loss of 70% or more over a seven-day period between 1 July and 30 September 2021 compared to the very same period in any of the last three monetary years.

Oaks Cairns Hotel

” Up to 85 percent of Queenslands interstate visitors come from New South Wales and Victoria,” Minister Hinchliffe stated.

Queensland Tourism Minister, Stirling Hinchliffe, said the program constructs on existing support to tourism operators throughout the state who are doing it difficult due to interstate lockdowns.

” With the Federal Government, weve designed financial support to assist tourist and hospitality operators maintain skills and remain in company as soon as vaccinations remain in arms and the lockdowns end.”

The funds have actually been invited by market leaders throughout the state, with Destination Gold Coast CEO, Patricia OCallaghan, saying the markets calls for government assistance are being heard.

Queensland Tourism Minister, Stirling Hinchliffe

Tourism Tropical North Queensland Chairman, Ken Chapman, included the Far North was experiencing its worst bookings for a school holiday duration because the pandemic started.

” We understand this measure is a significant advance in economically supporting our 4,600 tourist services whose bottom line is hurting today.”


” Without tourists from New South Wales and Victoria, and with customer self-confidence at an all-time low, this will provide companies and workers a much-needed momentary reprieve from a dire monetary circumstance,” Chapman stated.