Disaster support and assistance for tourism businesses
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Support for Queensland tourism operators
Support, advice and resources for Queensland tourism businesses:
- stage 3 easing of business restrictions from 12 noon, Friday 3 July 2020
- Queensland tourism COVID safe planning resources
- waiving application fees for some variations to liquor licences
- waiving registration renewal fees for inbound tour operators
- waiving of daily fees for commercial activity agreements and permits
- rebate on marina charges and passenger levies (PDF, 227KB) for Cairns and Green Island
- waiver and deferral of tourism lease rent payments
- waiving Great Barrier Reef Marine Park permit application assessment fees in some instances
- rental relief package for port businesses across Far North Queensland
- $1 billion COVID-19 relief and recovery fund for exhibiting zoos and aquariums
- $15 million aviation route support to 15 Queensland airports to secure new domestic flights.
The Queensland Government is committed to supporting the tourism industry prepare for and recover from natural disasters and the short and long-term effects they can have on businesses.
When a disaster event occurs, our immediate priority is to link businesses to recovery assistance and restore domestic and international visitor levels to Queensland. The long-term focus is on strengthening the Queensland brand and building business resilience and capability.
Financial assistance, including grants and concessional loans, may be available for affected tourism operators.
Learn more about Queensland natural disaster assistance.
A range of resources is available to help you prepare your business for natural disasters.
Business risk management
Business continuity planning
Develop a practical business continuity plan for how you can prepare for, and continue to operate after, an incident or crisis.