Safe Transition Support Package

The WA Government’s $77 million Safe Transition Industry Support Package helps support businesses and individuals in sectors most affected by the decision to delay the full reopening of WA’s borders.

The package includes nine support programs for the International Education, Tourism, Aviation and Events sectors.

International Education

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International students

Student Quarantine Support Program - one-off $2,000 grant to help offset quarantine related costs for eligible international students enrolled in Semester 1, 2022 at a WA education institution.

University Services for Students Support Program – universities are eligible to receive $500 per affected international student to deliver support services to affected students (e.g. transport, counselling and welfare services).

For more information and to find out if you are eligible refer to the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation website (external link).

International education providers

International Education Industry Support Program - offering $50,000 payments for smaller-sized providers and $100,000 for medium-sized providers impacted by the closure of international borders.

For more information and to find out if you are eligible refer to the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation website (external link).

Tourism

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Tourism operators

Tourism Deposit Refund Program - to provide assistance of up to $50,000 to eligible tourism businesses that have refunded deposits from some cancelled interstate and international bookings. 

Tourism Support Program - $10,000 payments for sole traders or $20,000 for employing businesses respectively to offset expenses incurred in preparation for the full border opening.

Tourism operators can choose which program (but not both).

For more information and to find out if you are eligible refer to the Tourism WA website (external link).

Travel agents

Travel Agents Support Fund - grants of up to  $10,000 for eligible home-based agents (dependent on commissions) and $20,000 to eligible brick-and-mortar businesses.

For more information and to find out if you are eligible refer to the Tourism WA website (external link).

Perth Airport

$10 million boost to the existing Aviation Recovery Fund as part of the Reconnect WA package - taking the total in this Fund to $75 million. For more information and to find out if you are eligible refer to the Tourism WA website (external link).

Event organisers

Getting the Show Back on the Road program - extended and modified to the 30 June 2022.

To cover up to 75 per cent of lost ticket sales where a WA Government mandate directly requires an event to be cancelled; self-cancelled events linked to the border delay decision; and eligible substantially scaled back events that proceed. For more information and to find out if you are eligible refer to the Department of Local, Government, Sport and Cultural Industries website (external link).

Event suppliers

Event Suppliers Support Program – providing payments to eligible event suppliers for ticketed events with $10,000 grants for sole traders, $20,000 for small businesses and $50,000 for large businesses with pre-COVID annual turnover of more than $1 million. For more information and to find out if you are eligible refer to the Department of Local, Government, Sport and Cultural Industries website (external link).

Page reviewed 10 February 2022