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Supporting Tourism Operators with Increased Loan Scheme

Supporting our world-class tourism industry to continue operating during this challenging period and to rebuild even stronger from COVID-19 is a priority for the Tasmanian Government.

That is why Tasmania has already released AUD7,5 million tourism voucher scheme to stimulate intrastate travel while access to its bigger interstate markets like Victoria and New South Wales is not available.  

In addition, our AUD20 million business support package are open for applications, which will provide much-needed relief to Tasmanian businesses struggling with the ongoing effects of border closures.  This support is specifically targeted at tourism, hospitality, arts and events, seafood and transport (hire car, coach tours) sectors, as well as those that have been impacted directly by reduced interstate visitation.

Guidelines and open applications for our AUD50 million loan scheme to assist the tourism industry in line with the commitment outlined in the First 100 Day Plan.

The tourism sector is critical to the visitor economy and Tasmania has a strong brand and wide market appeal, that will remain strong.