Regional Tourism Activation Fund

The $30 million Regional Tourism Activation Fund is accelerating the development of new and enhanced tourism infrastructure across regional NSW. 

Regional Tourism Activation Fund

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 NSW Government has announced that 37 projects will receive funding through the NSW Government’s $30 million Regional Tourism Activation Fund. The projects will support the development of unique and high impact tourism infrastructure and improve the accessibility of visitor experiences across regional NSW.

Applications are now closed

Applications for the Regional Tourism Activation Fund opened on 16 June 2021 and closed 11 August 2021.  Two streams of funding were available:

Stream One: Unique and high impact visitor experiences

Grants between $200,000 and $5 million for projects that create unique and high impact visitor experiences for people visiting regional NSW and encourage more people to plan and book holidays in regional areas.

Stream Two: Visitor accessibility and inclusion enhancements

Grants between $50,000 and $500,000 for projects that improve accessibility and inclusion at unique and high impact tourism destinations and visitor experiences.

Program information and resources

The following resources and tools were made available to support potential applicants with their submissions. 

Regional Tourism Activation Fund Program

The following resources and tools are available to support potential applicants with their submissions:

Regional Tourism Activation Fund Application Data Sheet
Regional Tourism Activation Fund Project Plan Template
Regional Tourism Activation Fund Landowner Consent Form

Getting support 

The Department of Regional NSW can provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants and identify future opportunities where appropriate. To book a feedback session, please contact the Tourism Programs team aregionalnsw.business@regional.nsw.gov.au.

More information

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