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The closing date for the $1M Boosting Accessible Tourism Experiences grants has been extended to Thursday 31 August 2023, or until funding is fully awarded.

This will allow even more Queensland tourism businesses employing fewer than 20 employees to apply for projects that develop and/or enhance their tourism project or infrastructure.

Applications are assessed as they are received and we’re already seeing tourism operators benefiting from this grant to fund website accessibility upgrades, audio devices, beach wheelchairs and matting as well as accessible bathrooms and footpaths.

There have already been successful applicants awarded funding such as Fun Over Fifty who have were awarded funding to buy personal portable digital audio devices for guests to use on tour and to upgrade their website for accessibility.

See their story here

Grants of between $5,000 and $20,000 (GST exclusive) are available with grant funding covering up to 50 per cent of eligible project costs.

Minimum project value is $10,000 and the types of projects that may be considered include, but are not limited to:

  • upgrades/enhancements to existing tourism infrastructure/products
  • interpretative or interactive tourism signage
  • purchase of adaptive and assistive equipment and technology
  • modification of touring vehicles or vessels
  • improvements to websites, signage, traditional and digital marketing materials to be more accessible
  • augmented reality, virtual reality or extended reality to improve accessibility
  • assistive listening devices technology incorporated into speakers/sound systems
  • aquatic wheelchairs, beach access mats and/or supporting infrastructure
  • Braille descriptions, signage, Easy English picture communication symbols, stories or sensory friendly environments
  • keyless entry, sensor/voice/movement-controlled technology

An application may incorporate multiple components / project activities listed in Appendix 2 of the Guidelines.

If you would like your members to receive a briefing on the grants, one of our team would be happy to talk through the application details. Please contact us at if this is of interest.

For further information including grant guidelines and application portal, please visit