Supporting jobs and the economy

Visitation Reliant Support Program

Round 2 of the Visitation Reliant Support Program will provide additional support for businesses reliant on international and interstate visitation.

Under round 2 of the co-funded Northern Territory (NT) Government and Australian Government program, eligible employing businesses will receive a $9,000 payment, while non-employing businesses, including sole traders will receive a $3,000 payment. Eligible businesses must have had an annual turnover of more than $75,000 and less than $10 million in 2018-19, and will need to prove a significant reduction in turnover (minimum of 50% drop) as a result of travel restrictions during April and 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 sectors include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • wholesale and retail trade
  • provision of accommodation and / or food services
  • transport, postal, warehousing and / or storage of stock in trade
  • education and training
  • provision of arts and / or recreational services

An eligible recipient:

  1. received funding in round 1 of the Visitation Reliant Support program and suffered a drop of 50% or more in turnover between April and October 2021 compared to the same period in 2019, or
  2. is a Territory enterprise that operates solely in one or more eligible sectors, and
    1. held a valid Australian business number (ABN) and was registered for goods and services tax (GST) as at 1 July 2019, and
    2. was actively trading with an annual turnover of more than $75,000 and less than $10 million during 2018-19, and
    3. has had to temporarily cease or significantly reduce trading (i.e. suffers a drop of 50% or more in turnover 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
    4. does not have an outstanding debt due and payable to Tourism NT or the NT Government.

Businesses with an annual turnover exceeding $10 million in 2018-19 will be assessed on a case-by-case basis having regard to the other criteria 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 Tourism Survival Fund (round 1 and 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 Visitation Reliant Support Program, follow these steps:

Step 1. Check your eligibility - read the current terms and conditions.

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.


3 December 2021 Applications open
31 January 2022 Applications close


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

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.