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COVID-19 Marine Tourism Rebate

Marine tourism vessel operators in North Queensland form a key part of the state’s tourism industry.

The $2 million COVID-19 Marine Tourism Rebate program is a key element of the Queensland Economic Recovery Strategy: Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs to help accelerate the state’s recovery from COVID-19.

This program will directly support North Queensland based marine tourism businesses operating vessels, in eligible local government areas, focussing on those operating vessels in the Livingstone, Townsville, Douglas and Whitsunday local government areas.

The program will support tourism vessel operators that have suffered losses of income because of the COVID-19 travel restrictions. It is designed to assist eligible applicants by offsetting the cost of privately owned marina berthing fees in an eligible local government area.

The assistance available under this program is a rebate up to a maximum amount of $20,000 (excluding GST) per operator.

Applications opened on Monday 7 September 2020 for the Douglas and Whitsunday local government areas, and on Friday 25 September for the Livingstone and Townsville local government areas.

To apply visit the QRIDA application portal.

For more information, see the Funding Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions.

  • 91.5%

    Funds requested

  • 128

    Applications submitted

Correct as at 8.30 am AEST 20 November 2020

Last updated: 20 Nov 2020