The WA Government has launched a multimillion dollar recovery package to support small tourism operators around the State to adapt and refocus their businesses in the COVID-19 landscape.
The $14.4 million initiative includes two funding programs.
The $10.4 million Tourism Recovery Fund provides one-off cash grants of $6500 to up to 1600 individual small businesses around the State. Eligible businesses must be:
- members of a Regional Tourism Organisation; or
- members of the Western Australian Indigenous Tourism Operators Council; or
- accredited with the Australian Tourism Accreditation Program, STAR Rating Australian Program, Eco Certification Program or Caravan/Holiday Park Accreditation Program.
The remaining $4 million has been put towards a Tourism Business Survival Grants package, which provides grants of $25,000 to $100,000 for tourism operators dealing with exceptionally difficult circumstances.
Any Western Australian tourism business suffering from the impacts of COVID-19 or ineligible for the Tourism Recovery Fund is encouraged to apply for the Tourism Business Survival Grants.
For more information see the $14.4 million package to support tourism industry and jobs media statement.