Up to $15,000 is available from Touring Grants to help organisers of auto, motorbike or walking tours to encourage visitors to travel around Tasmania.
Events Tasmania Touring Grants
Touring grants are available to eligible organisers of auto, motorbike, cycle or walking tours in Tasmania during the winter and shoulder season. Funding is based on the number of interstate or international participants staying in paid commercial accommodation for five nights or more, with 40 percent or more of the tour being held in regional areas.
Events Tasmania is committed to increasing the number of people coming to Tasmania, and ensuring that they travel around the state while they are here. As part of meeting these objectives, Events Tasmania is offering incentives to organisers of motor vehicle, motorcycle, and cycle tours that come to tour around Tasmania.
Touring grants of up to $15,000 are available to eligible organisers of auto, motorbike, cycle or walking tours in Tasmania during the winter and shoulder season.
Grants worked out on a scale of attendance and duration are available to eligible organisations who conduct a tour:
- held in the March – November period (tours held in December, January and February are not eligible)
- attracting more than 40 people from outside Tasmania
- staying five nights or more in paid commercial accommodation (hotel, motel, B&B, cabin)
- spending 40% or more of the tour in regional areas (outside Greater Hobart).
Motorhome, caravan, camping and walking tours may also be eligible, but only for the days that participants spend in paid accommodation, and with the same ratio of 40% paid accommodation in regional areas.
Applicants can be based anywhere in Australia, and must be able to enter into a funding agreement with the Tasmanian Government.
Applications may be made at any time, however applicants are asked to lodge their application three months prior to the commencement of the tour.