Keep up to date and informed about the latest tourism and industry news.

Grant funding Opportunities and Workshops

The Regional Tourism Investment Fund and Regional Events Fund have been launched, offering significant opportunities for boosting regional tourism. On June 18, Tourism North East will be hosting an in-person workshop with grants specialist, Sandy Keath from Grantable, to provide insight on eligibility, application and execution of grant funding.

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Distillery Door Tourism Sales Grant | Closes 7 June 2024

The Distillery Door Tourism Sales Grant will support producers of spirits and brandy who add value by encouraging visitors to their distillery door, fostering enhanced visitor experiences, tourism, and local job creation. Closes 7 June 2024.

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Just announced: The Regional Events Fund

The Victorian Government’s recently announced Regional Events Fund supports a robust and sustainable calendar of events and one-of-a-kind experiences that bring significant economic benefits to communities across Victoria, delivering economic impact, creating jobs, and supporting local business.

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Register now for our June Industry Forum

Join the team from Tourism North East as we examine the global travel market, international visitation trends to Victoria, and the latest cultural research to understand how to meet market demands.

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Join us for an Industry Networking evening in Indigo Shire

Join TNE and your tourism industry colleagues in a casual setting for drinks and discussion at our upcoming networking events across Indigo Shire. Supported by Indigo Shire Council, these sessions will feature a brief presentation about the region’s ‘Reimagining Visitor Servicing’ strategy, and how the strategy supports both industry and visitors. 

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New announcement: Regional Tourism Investment Fund 2024 now open

Launched 16 May, the Regional Tourism Investment Fund 2024 provides grants for new and innovative tourism infrastructure projects in regional and rural Victoria. Grants of up to $5 million per project are available. Applications close 19 July, 2024.

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Distillery Support – Hazardous areas and dangerous goods rebate

The Distillery Support – Safety – Hazardous Areas and Dangerous Goods Rebate will assist distillers of alcoholic beverages to invest in equipment and infrastructure to improve safety in distilleries.

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TNE + VTIC | Mansfield Information Briefing

Join TNE and the Victorian Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) in Mansfield next Wednesday evening 1st May to hear the latest updates on the new Typsy online tourism training program, the Quality Tourism Business Program, the Victorian Tourism Awards and more. Whether or not you’re a VTIC member, come along and join us for an information update – and a get together.

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Getting your tourism business bushfire ready

Don’t wait until bushfire season to get bushfire ready. CFA’s new Tourism Business Bushfire Plan can be tailored to your business’s situation.

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Introduction to child employment for employers

Children under the age of 15 years can be employed in Victoria. When undertaken safely and in accordance with the law, it can provide a great introduction for children into working life and can assist employers with their labour needs. This short course by Wage Inspectorate Victoria outlines an employer’s responsibilities when employing children under 15.

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Tourism Emissions Reduction Program

Whether your business has already begun its sustainability journey or is just starting out, the Australian Tourism Industry Council’s new Tourism Emissions Reduction Program can provide you with an estimated carbon emissions report and a tailored emissions reduction plan.

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Unlocking Accessibility: Workshops for inclusive business practices (Hospitality)

Are you ready to unlock the full potential of your hospitality business by embracing accessibility and inclusivity? Join us for an empowering workshop with Latrobe Community Health Service (LCHS), an NDIS Partner in the Community, where we’ll explore the benefits of creating a welcoming environment for people with disabilities in your business.

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