Tourism Deposit Refund Program WA

This program provides funding to WA tourism operators that have had to process refunds for interstate and international visitors due to changes to border control measures from 5 February 2022.

The grant is no longer available

What you get?

Funding of up to $50,000.

Who is this for?

Western Australian tourism operators.


Support is available for tourism businesses operating within at least 1 of the following categories:

  • accommodation
  • tourism attraction or experience
  • tour
  • transport (travel/transfer/hires services).

Payments of up to $50,000 will be provided to eligible applicants based on reimbursing administered deposit refunds for interstate or international booking cancellations incurred on or after 20 January 2022.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, businesses must:

  • be able to demonstrate a 30% reduction in forward bookings over the period 5 February to 5 May 2022 (or an alternative 3-month period for seasonal businesses)
  • be an active member of the WA tourism industry through membership or accreditation of identified tourism organisations
  • have a valid and active Australian business number (ABN)
  • have business premises located in WA
  • have a turnover greater than $50,000.

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Tourism Deposit Refund Program.