Investing in Aboriginal Tourism, Supporting Local Businesses: New Funding to Boost Aboriginal Tourism

Aboriginal owned tourism businesses can now apply for a new $200,000 funding program to help improve business sustainability, enhance the Northern Territory’s unique Aboriginal tourism offerings and further strengthen its position as the undeniable leader in the Aboriginal tourism sector.

A key component of the Labor Government’s Northern Territory Aboriginal Tourism Strategy 2020-2030 released last year, the Aboriginal Tourism Grant Program will expand the Territory’s Aboriginal tourism offerings by helping to improve existing experiences, develop new products and improve the sustainability of Aboriginal owned tourism businesses.

By supporting our Aboriginal tourism we are supporting economic development and local jobs in regional and remote communities.

Aboriginal owned tourism businesses can apply for one-off funding of up to $20,000 towards small infrastructure upgrades, contributions towards business and feasibility planning for future development or interpretation projects such as new signage.

Applications are now open and close on 3 April 2020 for projects which can be delivered by 31 December 2020. To apply, go to

As noted by Acting Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture, Eva Lawler:

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