Tourism Support Program WA

This program provides funding to WA tourism operators for expenses incurred in preparation for the border opening scheduled for 5 February 2022.

The grant is no longer available

What you get?

Funding of up to $10,000 for sole traders and funding of up to $20,000 for employing businesses.

Who is this for?

Wester Australian tourism operators.


Support is available for tourism businesses that incurred expenses mobilising their operations in anticipation of the 5 February 2022 border opening.

Eligible expenses that may be claimed, include:

  • marketing activities particularly targeted at interstate and/or international markets
  • staff recruitment, training, relocation or mobilisation expenses
  • insurances
  • registrations and licences
  • equipment deployment or activation for reopening
  • mobilisation of vehicles/vessels/aircraft and associated surveying and mobilisation requirements
  • reinstating supply chain requirements, memberships and accreditation costs
  • business IT and online booking/information systems.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, businesses must:

  • demonstrate a minimum reduction of 30% in turnover between the 2018-19 and 2021-21 financial years
  • 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) prior to 20 January 2022
  • have business premises located in WA
  • have a turnover greater than $50,000
  • have incurred expenses in preparation for the anticipated border opening on 5 February 2022.

Additionally, the tourism business must operate within at least 1 of the following categories:

  • accommodation
  • tourism attraction or experience
  • tour
  • transport (travel/transfer/hire services)
  • booking agents and visitor centres
  • tourism related retail outlet.

How do you apply?

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