Supporting jobs and the economy

Tourism Survival Fund

Round 2 of the Tourism Survival Fund will provide additional support to touring companies, professional conference organisers, exhibition build companies and eligible attractions, who have experienced mass cancellations due to restrictions put in place by interstate governments on travel.

Under round 2 the co-funded Northern Territory (NT) Government and Australian Government fund, eligible businesses will be able to access payments between of between $15,000 and $90,000 depending on their annual turnover in 2018-19 which must have been more than $75,000 and less than $10 million. Eligible businesses must be able to demonstrate a significant decrease in turnover (minimum 50%) during April to October 2021, compared to the same period in 2019.

Who can apply

In order to participate in the program a business must meet the definition of an eligible business.

Eligible attraction means a business that is supported by the Australian Government’s Zoos and Aquariums support package, being Alice Springs Reptile Centre, Crocodylus Park and Crocosaurus Cove as at the commencement date of the fund.

An eligible recipient:

  1. received funding of round 1 of the Tourism Survival Fund and suffered a drop of 50% or more in turnover between April and October 2021 as compared to the same period in 2019, or
  2. is a Territory Enterprise, and
  3. held a valid Australian business number and was registered for goods and services tax as at 1 July 2019, and
  4. is a touring company, a professional conference organiser or an eligible attraction, and
  5. was actively trading with an annual turnover of more than $75,000 and less than $10 million during 2018-19, and
  6. has had to temporarily cease or significantly reduce trading (i.e. suffers a drop of 50% or more in turnover for between April and October 2021 as compared to the same period in 2019) as a direct result of the downturn in visitor numbers to the NT (whether because of government imposed restrictions or not), and
  7. is listed on the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW) or has applied for a listing, and
  8. does not have an outstanding debt due and payable to Tourism NT or the NT Government.

Professional conference organiser means a business whose revenue is earned solely from fees received for the organisation of business conferences and / or exhibitions held at venues in the NT (including businesses whose sole revenue is earned from the building of exhibition booths).

Touring company means an eligible recipient that earns the majority of its revenue from providing tours to leisure travellers or the domestic education market via any means of conveyance including by air, over land or water, and including tag-along tours.

Businesses with an annual turnover exceeding $10 million in 2018-19 will be assessed on a case by case basis having regard to the criteria in (d) and (e) and such other relevant matters as the department may decide in its absolute discretion.

Who can't apply

Excluded recipients are businesses that have already received (or are expected to receive on approval of a current application) support through either the Arts and Culture COVID-19 Interruption Support Package or the Visitation Reliant Support Program (round 1 or round 2).

How to apply

Applications are now open.

You must read, understand and agree to the program's terms and conditions before you apply.

To apply for the Tourism Survival Fund round 2, follow these steps:

Step 1. Check your eligibility - read the terms and conditions of 3 December 2021.

Step 2. Apply online, and upload the required supporting documentation, on the Smartygrants website.

Application process

The Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade is working through applications as fast as possible, ensuring that all applications are assessed with the appropriate due diligence and in the order of date and time received.

After you apply

Once your application has been assessed, you will be notified of the outcome.

Timeframes

DateActivity
3 December 2021 Applications open
31 January 2021 Applications close

Contact

You may find the answers to your questions in the terms and conditions

If you have reviewed the terms and conditions and still need help, please email your query to survivalfund@nt.gov.au.

A small business champion may also be able to help with questions or identify other types of support your business can access.

For more information, call 1800 193 111 and request to speak with a small business champion.