Federal Government support for tourism businesses
The Australian Government’s Business portal provides a gateway to comprehensive information, grants, services and support from across government to help your business succeed.
The Digital Solutions program pairs you with a dedicated business mentor and gives you access to one-to-one advice, workshops and online webinars on everything from social media and marketing to bookkeeping and business planning.
The Seasonal Workers program offers employers in selected locations in the agriculture and accommodation sectors access workers when there is not enough local Australian labour to meet seasonal demand. For further information visit: https://www.dese.gov.au/seasonal-worker-programme
Indigenous Business Australia (IBA) provides assistance to Indigenous Australians to acquire, establish and grow their business. It offers a range of support services including free workshops to help you reach your business goals and also access to business loans for working capital and equipment.
The National Indigenous Tourism Mentoring Program is an individualised mentoring program to help tourism businesses gain practical advice from industry experts. Through the program, mentors will help you develop a business plan, refine your strategies and help implement the plan. The program is yet to start but more information is coming soon from the National Indigenous Australians Agency.
Export Finance Australia is the Australian Government’s export credit agency and provides loans and guarantees to Australian export-related businesses when their bank may be unable to help. If you're a business that provides tourism services directly, or through the supply chain, to international tourists and you need finance to help you grow the international side of your business, Export Finance Australia can help. To find out more visit Export Finance Australia or download their free eBook, Financing your international tourism business.
A wide variety of Federal and State Government support, assistance and grants programs are available to allow businesses to plan for a more sustainable future. Find out more here.