New funding available for unique and high impact visitor experiences


The NSW Government’s Regional Tourism Activation Fund supports the development of unique and high impact tourism and events infrastructure that helps to boost local economies, create jobs and ensure visitors to regional NSW have unforgettable experiences that encourage repeat visitation.

The $30 million Regional Tourism Activation Fund aims to strengthen tourism in regional NSW by delivering new or upgraded tourism infrastructure as well as improving accessibility, inclusion and the visitor experience for people with disability.

Under this new funding there are two streams available:

  • Stream One – Unique and high impact visitor experiences: Grants between $200,000 and $5 million are available for projects that create unique and high impact visitor experiences for people visiting regional NSW and encourage more people to plan and book holidays in regional areas.
  • Stream Two – Visitor accessibility and inclusion enhancements: Grants between $50,000 and $500,000 are available for projects that improve accessibility and inclusion at unique and high impact tourism destinations and visitor experiences.

Applications are NOW OPEN and close on 11 August 2021.

For more information visit:

View funding guidelines

Regional Tourism Activation Fund Webinar

24 June 2021, 11am-12pm AEST

To assist eligible organisations seeking funding through the Regional Tourism Activation Fund, the Department will host an online information session on Thursday 24 June 2021 to provide a high-level overview of the program, guidance on the eligibility requirements and the application process and to answer questions from potential applicants. 

Register below and applicants can also watch the Regional Tourism Activation Fund instructional webinar to find out how to complete the Application Data Sheet. 
Register for webinar

Interested in applying?

The team at Destination Sydney Surrounds South is available to assist you with further information about the new tourism funding and if you are interested in applying for funding, we would love to hear from you about your project!
Next steps, once you have downloaded and read the resources available above including full funding guidelines with list of eligible activities, please reach out to us.

Shannan Perry-Hall
General Manager
[email protected]
0418 776 640
Aaron Matis
Industry Development Manager
[email protected]
0402 324 951