March 26, 2020

A range of government funding initiatives have been announced to support tourism businesses hit hard by the Summer bushfires and now the COVID-19 situation.

TNE is encouraging industry operators to explore and register for State Government funding assistance aimed at helping mitigate the substantial loss of income felt by many small businesses around the region.

For the full range of currently available Business Victoria grants and assistance programs relevant to bushfire and COVID-19 funding streams, CLICK HERE. And for information about bushfire funding support, CLICK HERE.

During this difficult time, Tourism North East is continuing to advocate to Government agencies on behalf of the industry and local government and Resort Management stakeholder partners.

TNE is also focusing on directly assisting tourism businesses establish an effective online presence or improve their ability to engage with customers online through a FREE digital upskilling program offering a range of individual and group online sessions.

Click on the links below to register for the following online classes presented by TNE over coming weeks:

30 March – Early Adopters – Life in the time of COVID
31 March – Early Adopters – Life in the time of COVID
6 May – Social Media Tuneup

Go to for latest updates on the Victorian Government’s COVID-19 Pandemic plan in Victoria as well as for information specific to tourism businesses.

Tourism North East recognises that as a result of COVID-19, anyone can have feelings of stress and anxiety. For advice on managing these feelings, go to Beyond Blue.