May 16, 2024

Launched today, The Regional Tourism Investment Fund provides grants for new and innovative tourism infrastructure projects in regional and rural Victoria. It will support projects to increase visitation and length of stay, as well as improve the quality of visitor experiences.

Grants of up to $5 million per project are available with a minimum funding amount of $100,000 per project.

“Victoria’s visitor economy is growing, and we want to ensure that tourism businesses right across the state have the support they need to create projects that attract visitors, boost jobs and secures their future.”

– Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events, Steve Dimopoulos

Read the full media release HERE.

The grants will focus on the 5 product priorities in Experience Victoria 2033:

  • First Peoples-led experiences
  • Wellness
  • Arts and culture
  • Food and drink
  • Nature

The fund will be delivered via 3 grant streams:

  • Stream 1 – Small-scale projects: between $100,000 and $1 million
  • Stream 2 – Large-scale projects: between $1,000,001 and $5 million
  • Stream 3 – Accommodation uplift: between $500,000 and $2 million.

CLICK HERE to find out more.

The Tourism North East team are pleased to provide letters of support for projects that meet eligibility criteria, and that help to drive tourism to Victoria’s High Country. If you require a letter of support to accompany your application, please provide an outline of your funding application and allow seven business days for our team to process your request.

Applications close at 2pm, 19 July, 2024.