$14.4 million to support WA tourism industry and jobs

Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan has announced a new WA Tourism Recovery Program funding package to support and boost small tourism businesses and jobs following the easing of regional travel and other COVID-19 related restrictions. Under the program, two grants are available.
 

  • The $10.4 million Tourism Recovery Fund will provide one-off cash grants of $6,500 to assist up to 1,600 tourism operators across the State including micro tourism businesses such as sole traders and businesses with four or less employees.
  • The $4 million Tourism Business Survival Grants package will be available for tourism operators dealing with exceptionally difficult circumstances, such as those located in parts of the State with more restrictive travel bans in place or whose circumstances mean they will face a more difficult road to recovery, with grants of $25—100,000 available.

Tourism WA is also developing a new marketing campaign to promote WA destinations, to boost the industry.

More information on the Tourism Recovery Fund and the online application form is available on Tourism WA's corporate website.

Details on the Tourism Business Survival Grants package, including how businesses can apply, will be released shortly.

For information about other financial support measures available for WA business, please visit the COVID-19 Support for business page on the Jobs and Skills WA website.

Read the Premier's full media statement here


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