COVID-19 support for the tourism and hospitality sector

Your hospitality or tourism business may be eligible for rebate, fee and payroll tax relief measures and financial support if you’ve been impacted by COVID-19.

12-month state land rent deferral for tourism operators
Rent deferral is available for eligible tourism operators on state land for the period 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.

Fee waiver and refunds for commercial tourism daily passenger fees
Tourism businesses that operate in a national park, conservation park, recreation area or state forest, including whale watching operations, may have fees waived or refunded between 1 July 2021 and 30 June 2022.

12-month fee waiver or refund of inbound tour operator fees
This support is available to inbound tour operators for fee renewals up until 30 June 2022.

COVID-19 Marine Tourism Assistance Scheme Round 2
This support is available for offsetting the berthing fees for marine tourism vessel operators at privately owned or privately operated marinas in eligible local government areas between 1 July 2021 and 30 June 2022.

Tourism business financial counselling
Free financial counselling services for tourism businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Also consider...

  • Learn about the Queensland COVID-19 cleaning rebate for small, medium and not-for-profit businesses, in all industry sectors including tourism and hospitality – you can now apply for a rebate of up to 80% of the cost of professional cleaning (up to $10,000 ex GST) if your business is a confirmed COVID-19 exposure site.


Small business hotline: 1300 654 687

General enquiries: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)