Brisbane River Tourism Berthing Assistance Scheme

This program provides rebates to riverine tourism businesses who must relocate their vessels from their current berth to an alternate berth(s).
Closes in 8 days

Closing date: Sunday 30 June 2024 Sun 30 Jun 2024

Application detail:

Applications are open until 30 June 2024, or until available funds have been exhausted.

What do you get?

Rebates of up to $70,000.

Who is this for?

Riverine tourism businesses, located on the Brisbane river.


The scheme is designed to assist eligible applicants by providing a rebate for the costs of berthing fees incurred at private sector riverine infrastructure in an eligible area.

Capital co-contribution assistance on a matched basis is also available for minor infrastructure works. It must expand or improve an existing commercial wharf structure to accommodate displaced businesses (i.e. development approvals, permits etc) that would expand or improve an existing commercial wharf structure to accommodate a displaced applicant.

Check if you can apply

An applicant must operate a riverine tourism business that meets all the following eligibility criteria:

  • is the owner of a riverine tourism business which operates at least one riverine tourism vessel berthed in an eligible area as at 1 July 2022
  • have a valid Australian business number (ABN) as at 1 July 2022
  • be registered for goods and services tax (GST) as at 1 July 2022
  • demonstrate the businesses’ vessel(s) have been displaced from current berth(s) in the eligible area between 1 July 2022 and 30 June 2024 and have relocated at least one commercial vessel at private sector riverine Infrastructure (being a different berth to the berth noted above)
  • employ at least 1 full time equivalent employee as at 1 July 2022
  • not be insolvent or have owners or directors that are an undischarged bankrupt
  • possess a current certificate of operation (if required) from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and/or Maritime Safety Queensland for each vessel to which the application relates
  • for minor infrastructure grants, demonstrate ability to contribute 50% co-contribution.

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