Funding and Assistance

The South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) has a number of initiatives in place to assist the tourism industry in the areas of marketing, events and development. More information about each of the funds can be found below, including guidelines and application forms. It is recommended that proponents speak to the SATC about their project to determine whether their project may qualify for assistance. Beyond the specific SATC programs, there are also a number of Federal Funding opportunities available at various times throughout the year and links to more information can be found below.

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There are various funding opportunities throughout the year. They are designed to assist operators, investors, community groups and local government authorities to improve the quality of tourism product. They also help to achieve the specific objectives set out in the Regional Destination Action Plans.

Events and Festivals Funding

Events South Australia is the events arm of the South Australian Tourism Commission and has sponsored more than 50 events, ranging from major festivals such as WOMADelaide and the Rescue 2012, World Lifesaving, through to smaller events across South Australia, as part of the Regional Events and Festivals Program.

The Regional Events and Festivals Program supports marketing activities of regional events that promote the local region and South Australia as a tourism destination.

Enquiries: Chloe Burges, Business Development Assistant


Download the Regional Events and Festivals Program application form (PDF).

Find out how you can apply for funding under the Major Events program.

For more information contact the Business Development Manager on +61 8 8463 4700

Destination Development

The South Australian Tourism Commission's (SATC) Destination Development group is focused on developing high quality tourism infrastructure and world-class tours and experiences, based on the state’s inherent strengths.  We aim to stimulate investment in iconic tourism product to reinforce the state’s tourism brand. More information regarding support offered by the Destination Development group will be available in early 2014.       

Enquiries: Alex Cole, Business Manager Infrastructure and Investment 


Download the Tourism Investment South Australia brochure (PDF)

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