The NSW Government has announced $13 million in regional tourism funding, between 2016 and 2019, to support the regional tourism industry in NSW.

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres said the Fund offers operators two different programs for marketing and product development support replacing the previous Contestable Regional Visitor Economy Fund (RVEF).

“We’ve made the $13 million fund available to 2019, an increased investment of $2.5 million into the regional visitor economy on a matched dollar-for-dollar basis," Mr Ayres said. "From grants to assist with infrastructure and accommodation projects to delivering marketing campaigns aimed at driving overnight visitation, this fund will support even more projects, stimulating tourism across Regional NSW and create more jobs.” 

The funding will be available through two streams:

The Regional Tourism Fund is available to Local Government, tourism and industry sector organisations as well as the six Destination Networks, with the product development program also available to tourism operators.

For further information on the two funding programs including guidelines, fact sheets, FAQs and online forms, visit

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