Tourism Experience Development Fund

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What is the Tourism Experience Development Fund?

The Tourism Experience Development Fund is a grant opportunity available to Queensland tourism organisations that undertake projects to expand and provide new tourism experiences and products.



In June 2022, the independent Tourism Industry Reference Panel presented government with its final action plan – Towards 2032: Reshaping Queensland’s visitor economy to welcome the world. Queensland’s government committed to progressing actions in areas of clear opportunity within and linked to the Panel’s recommendations.

The $15 million Tourism Experience Development Fund is a key initiative under the interim response to the action plan, and aims to:

  • rebuild visitor confidence in Queensland’s tourism industry
  • drive demand for Queensland destinations
  • meet the changing preferences of consumers through enhanced tourism products.



The key objectives of the fund are to:

  • deliver new and enhanced tourism products and experiences that may include contemporary refresh of existing products and experiences, diversifying the tourism offering in a region and/or improving the customer experience
  • increase overnight visitor numbers and expenditure
  • deliver regional economic, community impact and sustainability benefits.

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Tourism Experience Development Fund



Funding for the $15 million Tourism Experience Development Fund will be offered over one round.

The minimum grant available is $50,000 (excluding GST) and the maximum grant available is $200,000 (excluding GST).


Eligible Projects

To be considered for funding, projects should include high growth attributes such as:

  • ecotourism – to showcase Queensland’s natural assets
  • accessible and inclusive tourism
  • First Nations experiences
  • adventure tourism.

Projects will be supported that meet the aims and objectives of the fund. The types of projects that may be considered under the fund include:

  • new and/or enhanced tourism experiences that diversify tourism offerings and/or showcase Queensland’s natural assets, e.g. adventure offerings
  • expansion or upgrades of existing products that broaden visitor appeal and/or address shortcomings in existing tourism experiences
  • development of interactive displays within existing tourism products
  • introduction of innovation and new technologies that improve and/or create visitor experiences
  • upgrades and enhancements to improve accessibility
  • incorporation of First Nations perspectives within existing or new visitor experiences
  • built assets that support the product or experience
  • improved transportation that activates products or experiences, e.g. boat for a tour, vehicles or e-bikes
  • experiences that overcome seasonality challenges, such as evening visitor experiences in the Outback.


Eligible Applicants

To be eligible to apply for funding an organisation must:

  • have an established operating base in Queensland with a tourism-related focus
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN), an Australian Company Number (ACN) or exemption from these
  • be registered for GST.

In addition, an organisation must be one of the following:

  • a private sector business – for example, a for-profit
  • a not-for-profit organisation – for example, a community organisation
  • a local government authority.

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Tourism Experience Development Fund



Applications close 26 August 2022.


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