Funding Opportunities

This section of the website aims to offer helpful information on funding programs that may be suitable for tourism projects in our region.

In April 2015 Western Melbourne Tourism completed an audit of the some of the key grant and funding program opportunities. The key opportunities are summarised here for you in the below download link.

Other Resources

Tourism Victoria

Tourism Victoria also offers useful summary of grants suited to the tourism sector available from the State or Federal government or the philanthropic sector.


The Australian Government has a range of assistance programs to support the tourism sector via funding support programs, research and investment assistance.   If you are involved in international tourism markets make sure to also investigate opportunities under the Export Market Development Program (EMDG)


The Federal Government’s Grantslink is an online directory provides information on funding available under a variety of grant programs for individuals, businesses and communities. To access Grants link click here

Business GrantGuru

Business GrantGuru is the most comprehensive business grants database in Australia. GrantReady has developed a one-stop-shop for grants. This website gives you direct access to over 700 programs with $50 Billion available every year.  Data is up-to-date, easy to understand and all in a consistent format so you can quickly decide if you are eligible, your chances of success or determine the effort versus reward