Nature-Based Tourism Co-investment Fund SA

The Nature-Based Tourism Co-investment Fund provides businesses and organisations with matched funding to help them deliver sustainable, nature-based tourism experiences in South Australia's parks and places.

Closes in 42 days

Closing date: 30 Jun 2022

Application detail:

Funding is available until June 2022 or until the fund is exhausted

What you get?

Matched funding of between $20,000 to $1 million.

Who is this for?

Organisations and businesses looking to create a sensitive tourism experience in South Australia.


Funding is available to support the delivery of nature-based, ecologically sensitive tourism experiences that meet the objectives of the program, including:

  • engagement with partners that have the capacity and capability to develop and deliver sustainable tourism experiences and products in SA’s national parks, reserves, botanic gardens and Crown Land
  • delivering positive benefits for the conservation of SA’s nature, parks and places
  • delivering sustainable tourism services that benefit and are supported by local community and visitors
  • providing a clear economic benefit for SA by creating new, sustainable jobs and measurable economic growth

Examples of eligible projects include:

  • developing interpretative, educational or interactive materials, like signage
  • developing new cultural tours, experiences or events that will trigger visitation
  • establishing and/or upgrading ecologically sensitive accommodation
  • refitting and/or repurposing existing infrastructure or buildings
  • establishing or upgrading walking trails, or upgrading reception or assembly areas
  • improving minor tourism infrastructure

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • be either:
    • a private sector business
    • a business cluster
    • a local government body
    • an Aboriginal corporation
    • an incorporated association
  • be financially viable
  • be registered for goods and services tax (GST)
  • have an Australian business number (ABN)

How do you apply?

You can find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Nature-Based Tourism Co-investment Fund.