Industry Resources . Funding and Grants

Funding and Grants


Demand-Driver Infrastructure (DDI) Programme

Austrade is looking to refocus uncommitted tourism grants funding to a new programme that will deliver demand-driver infrastructure for the tourism industry.Australian Trade Commission

Unlike previous tourism grants programmes, this will not be a discretionary grants programme. It will not subsidise competitive business investment, but rather will seek to ensure that the benefits of any government investment can be multiplied across the tourism sector.

Austrade has released a discussion paper, and would like to gain an industry-wide perspective of tourism infrastructure priorities that could be served by the DDI programme.  It is also seeking feedback to inform the development of a definition of tourism demand-driver infrastructure. 

If you would like to provide Austrade with your views about industry-wide tourism infrastructure priorities or feedback on the draft definition of demand-driver infrastructure, please email before 30 April 2014.

pdf Demand-Driver Infrastructure Discussion paper 240KB
Enterprise Connect Business Reviews

Enterprise Connect Business Reviews

Success in business has a lot to do with making powerful connections and getting the right advice. Enterprise Connect offers comprehensive advice and support to eligible Australian small and medium businesses to help them transform and reach their full potential.

Enterprise Connect recently expanded to include the tourism sector, offering eligible tourism businesses access to an extensive range of services, including independent business advice, advisory service funding, workshops, market intelligence and networking opportunities.

Tourist accommodation providers, tourist attractions, tour operators, travel agencies and businesses offering local food and beverage tasting experiences – with annual turnover between $1 million and $100 million – are invited to apply for assistance.

Read More or call the hotline 131 791.

pdf Tourism Industry Fact Sheet 231 KB
Tourism Development Assistance

Tourism Development Assistance

The SA Tourism Commission's Destination Development Group can offer support for eligible projects in the form of planning assistance, advice on product development and help with getting the product into the tourism distribution network. Partial funding may also be available to help establish new tourism infrastructure and experiences.

Financial assistance will generally be limited to 10% or less of the project value and allocated only to initiatives which are ready to proceed, with the aim of helping the project to be better than it otherwise would have been. This might be achieved through the introduction of new technology to achieve environmental sustainability, improvement in the interpretive components of the experience or environment, or other design enhancements that will improve the end result.

Potential applicants should contact the Business Development team early in their planning stages to discuss the project and determine its eligibility for assistance.

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Tax Breaks for Green Buildings Scheme

From 1 July 2012, eligible businesses that invest in improving the energy efficiency of their existing buildings will be able to apply for a tax break. To be eligible for the tax break, the building must achieve a significant improvement in energy efficiency.

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Looking for more?

A wide range of South Australian grants and other funding opportunities are available from government agencies and other corporate organisations.

The GrantsLINK directory has information about federal, state and local government funding programs that can help you:

  • Develop solutions to local and national problems.
  • Fund ideas and initiatives.
  • Get assistance in times of hardship.
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