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Roadhouse to Recovery Grant

Daly Waters Pub

One outcome of COVID-19 has been the substantial increase in the tourism drive market and the expectation is that this will continue to grow as more states open their borders.

Funding has been made available to assist wayside inns and roadhouses to improve their visitor experience with grants of up to $150,000 in funding to support infrastructure improvements.

Families are a growing self-drive market, and infrastructure that supports families, such as play spaces, family cabins or rooms or baby change room amenities, will be welcomed as part of this program.

Improving amenities and experiences at roadhouses to encourage self-drive tourists to stay additional nights in the Territory, by providing capacity for additional accommodation between regional centres.

Application details

To be eligible:

  • Open to wayside inns and roadhouses across the Territory. 
  • Applicants must submit a business case that includes:
    • clear identification/evidence of the customer experience ‘problem’, ‘challenge’ or ‘gap’ faced by business and how it might be improved
    • how the funding will resolve the challenge identified.
  • Applications will be assessed on a competitive basis, with priority given to remote premises.

The NT Government will provide $3 for each $1 spent by the eligible business, up to a maximum of $150,000, for example, a $50,000 investment by a business can deliver a $200,000 upgrade.

Businesses are encouraged to read the guidelines carefully to ensure that only eligible projects are applied for.


19 November 2020Applications open
14 January 2021Applications close - 4pm
February 2021Assessment of applications
February 2021Application outcome is communicated
30 June 2021Projects are to be completed

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Applications will be accepted via 

Download the Program Guidelines

To download the Territory Small Business Roadhouse to Recovery Program Guidelines 
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Page last updated on 18 November 2020