Aboriginal Tourism Development Support Grant Program


The Northern Territory Aboriginal Tourism Strategy 2020 - 2030 vision is that we inspire visitors to connect with one of the world’s oldest cultures through immersive tourism experiences, which sustain the Aboriginal tourism sector for future generations.

The Aboriginal Tourism Development Support Grant Program Round 3 supports this vision by assisting NT majority owned Aboriginal businesses and organisations to develop Aboriginal cultural tourism experiences and tourism product that encourage visitors to travel to the NT and stay longer.

Tourism NT is providing a non-competitive funding pool of $300,000 (excluding GST) for professional services to support feasibility studies and business planning. Professional services can also be engaged to assist in preparing applications to the relevant land council or other land management authority for tourism experiences and tourism product.

Applications can be submitted for:

  • a minimum funding value of $10,000 (excluding GST)
  • up to a maximum funding value of $30,000 (excluding GST)

For further information email [email protected] or phone 08 8999 7420.

View the Aboriginal Tourism Development Support Grant Program Round 3 guidelines

To apply go to grantsnt.nt.gov.au

Indicative dates

Applications open

8.00am, Monday 22 July 2024

Applications close

4.00pm, Friday 7 March 2025 or earlier if program funding is fully subscribed

Consideration of projects

As applications are received

Notification of successful recipients

Within 14 days of receipt of a complete application

First payment

On receipt of a signed funding agreement and a copy of the recipient’s first supplier invoice.

Second final payment

On acquittal

Final date for projects to be completed 

Friday 30 May 2025

Note this is an open non-competitive grant and applications will be assessed as received.  
Dates are indicative only and the program may close earlier if funding is fully subscribed.

Previous successful recipients

Page last updated on 19 July 2024