Starting or growing an Indigenous tourism business can be hard. That is why the Government will provide $40 million over four years for an Indigenous Tourism Fund (ITF), to give businesses a leg up.
Tourism businesses across Australia provide thousands of jobs and help to grow our economy. Tourism jobs are especially important in regional and remote Australia. Australia’s tourism sector is growing and we want to make sure Indigenous tourism businesses are part of this growth.
We know that tourists coming to Australia want to experience Indigenous tourism, but they don’t always get the chance to. There are opportunities for new and growing Indigenous businesses to share their culture, country, art and history with tourists – both from Australia and overseas. With the fund, the Government will help support new and growing Indigenous tourism businesses, particularly in regional and remote Australia.
Why we are consulting
We want to make sure the fund meets your needs.
Your input will help us better understand the experience, needs and expectations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, Indigenous stakeholders, and the Indigenous tourism sector.
Your input will also help to define the design of the fund ensuring it provides value, focuses on gaps and barriers to success and increases opportunities in the Indigenous tourism industry.
Read the discussion paper setting issues for consultation.
How you can provide feedback
The public consultation is now open and will close on 22 November 2019. There are two ways you can provide feedback:
- We welcome submissions and ask that you consider the questions raised in the discussion paper. Submissions should be emailed to email@example.com by 22 November 2019.
- Alternatively, you can participate by answering the questions in the short survey below by 22 November 2019.
If you need more information, please contact the NIAA at firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) is collecting the personal information in this survey for the purpose of informing the design of the Indigenous Tourism Fund.
For the same purpose, we may provide this information to relevant Ministers and government agencies.
Your participation in the consultation including the survey is voluntary. If you choose not to provide us with the requested information we may be unable to contact you about the consultation, however we will still consider your comments.