Regional Tourism Activation Fund
The Regional Tourism Activation Fund is accelerating the development of new and enhanced tourism infrastructure across regional NSW.
Regional NSW is home to iconic tourist destinations and visitor attractions that attract hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.
People visiting these attractions spend important tourist dollars in local restaurants, cafes, shops and accommodation, boosting regional NSW economies and allowing money to flow into local communities.
The Regional Tourism Activation Fund supports the development of high impact tourism infrastructure projects that will increase visitation, expenditure and extend length of stay for visitors to regional NSW.
The NSW Government has committed additional funding to support the Regional Tourism Activation Fund which will enable communities to drive tourism and visitation to the regions and make regional NSW a destination of choice for local and international visitors.
More information on the next funding round will be made available later in 2023.
Round 2 is now closed
The NSW Government has committed $150 million to Round 2 of the Regional Tourism Activation Fund as part of the $3.3 billion Regional Growth Fund.
Round 2 of the Regional Tourism Activation Fund is focused on accelerating the development of high impact tourism and events infrastructure that will increase the international appeal of destinations in regional NSW and boost the visitor economy through increased visitation and job creation.
The Fund aims to support projects that are accessible and inclusive for everyone and ensure all visitors to regional NSW have unforgettable experiences that encourage repeat visitation.
For more information including the Program Guidelines, key dates, eligibility criteria and application resources, please visit the Regional Tourism Activation Fund Round 2 grants page.
Round One of the Regional Tourism Activation Fund provided almost $30 million in funding to over 30 projects that support the development of unique and high impact tourism infrastructure and improve the accessibility of visitor experiences across regional NSW.
Please see the map below for more details on the successful projects.
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