Tourism support package
An economic support package for accommodation, live music, tourism and business events.
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About the program
Up to 200,000 accommodation vouchers worth $100 each will be available to NSW residents as part of a targeted economic support package designed to encourage people back into the Sydney CBD, re-ignite live music across the state, and support jobs in the accommodation, entertainment, and tourism sectors.
The NSW Government’s latest COVID-19 recovery package will provide funding for eligible live music venues, matched grants for business events in Greater Sydney and regional NSW, and a funding boost for tourism marketing.
$20 million for up to 200,000 accommodation vouchers valued at $100 each.
Accommodation providers will need to register for the program and operate within the Sydney CBD to participate.
Live Music Support package
$24 million to Destination NSW for a Live Music Support package to be administered in partnership with Create NSW and the Office of the 24-Hour Economy Commissioner.
Applications have closed for the Live Music Support package. Funding will be announced early May 2021.
If you have questions, please contact a Business Concierge.
Business Events Industry Support package
$5.5 million for a Business Events Industry Support package to assist business events in Greater Sydney and across NSW. Administered by Destination NSW in partnership with BESydney;
- $4 million Kickstart 2021 Sydney Business Events Fund: Up to $45,000 for one-day events and up to $90,000 for two-day events in Greater Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong, matched dollar-for-dollar by event organisers.
- $1.5 million for Regional Conferencing to include an additional round of the Regional Business Event Development Fund: Up to $15,000 for events with up to 150 delegates, and up to $30,000 for events with more than 150 delegates.
Tourism Industry Marketing Support package
$2 million for a Tourism Industry Marketing Support package through Destination NSW's Love NSW campaign platform.
Under the Grants Program, Destination NSW will match successful funding applications for amounts dollar for dollar between $10,000 and $50,000 ex GST for operators to undertake a variety of different marketing activities to promote visitor experiences, attractions, tours and accommodation.
Applications for the Tourism Industry Marketing Support package - Grants Program are now open. Read the guidelines for more information and full details regarding eligibility criteria.