Destination Country and Outback NSW (DNCO) would like to ensure that all our stakeholders are aware of any grants & funding opportunities, government stimulus packages and relevant resources brought about by COVID-19.

We are here to provide support, assistance and resources to get you through these tough times. Attached is a condensed listing with key resources and links that may apply to your business.

Please also check out the rest of our website for any other  information (DNCO resources, Events, Grants & Funding, Media & News, Webinars and other opportunities) available for you to pursue.

Do not hesitate to contact the DNCO team if you need further assistance.

Bushfire support

Financial counselling support line
1800 413 828

Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grant

COVID-19 support and resources



Australian Trade and Invest Commission
Australian Export Tourism Council Support
Australian Government Department of Health

Coronacast Radio – resources for areas with unstable wifi

Employers, Sole traders and eligible entities

Free printable COVID posters for operators

COVID Safe Business Planning -DNSW
Support for Sole Traders
Get guidance with Business Concierge
Supporting Apprentices and Trainees

JobKeeper Payment
The increased instant asset write-off
Backing Business Investment (BBI)
Increased and accelerated income support
Assistance for affected regions, communities and industries
SME Guarantee Scheme
Payroll Tax Relief measures
Early access to superannuation
Cashflow boost
Business Grants
JobSeeker Payment
Temporary relief for financially distressed businesses

Individuals and employees

Jobs Hub
Indigenous Business Australia
Employee payments
Steps to support your employer with JobKeeper
Early release of superannuation
Reducing superannuation minimum drawdown rates
Working from home support
Tax on employment payments

NSW tourism operators and LGAs

Tourism Australia
Support with Event & Travel cancellations
Travel, Transport and Hotel industries
The Accommodation Association
Hotel Performance Hacking – 3 phases

Aviation industry
Air Transport
Regional Airline Network Support Program

Destination NSW (DNSW)
DNSW Business Development Resources product@dnsw.com.au

#NewsouthWales #togethertravel #tourismaustralia
#visitaustralia #seeaustralia #DNSW

National Parkes & Wildlife

National Parkes & Wildlife services

Grants & Funding

Small Business COVID-19 Support Grant – NSW Government
Australian Government – GrantConnect – Grant Opportunity List
Export Market Development Grants (EMDG)
SafeWork NSW Funding opportunity – innovative mental health recovery project
Regional Tourism Infrastructure fund
Regional Arts NSW Grants

Mental Health

Australian Government – Department of Health
Head to Health
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

Free Business Wellbeing Toolkit
Government Stimulus Health Check

SafeWork NSW

ATEC COVID Ready modules
Recover at work toolkitrecoveryatworksupport@sira.nsw.gov.au
Free work health and safety advice
Manage customer complaints – state consumer complaint handling office
Advice for health professionals


Coronavirus Health Information
1800 020 080

Mental health
1800 011 511

#inthistogether video series of tips

Renting and property

Relief for commercial tenants
Six month moratorium on residential tenancy evictions

Fair Trading Assistance – Tenancy Complaint Form
Ending tenancy
Rental problems between parties

Education & reskilling in a downturn market

TAFE free courses
‘Get back to business’ course
Free online mental Health skills training
Department of Skills Education and Employment program
Tourism E-school -Immediate Response Action Plan

DNSW Business Development Resources:

Stay connected online: refresh and update your tourism business presence
Dare to dream: tips for social media
Telling great stories: working with the media
Create new ways to explore: adapting your product
Keep the conversations going: stay connected with distribution partners
We will meet again in regional NSW: regional conferencing


DNCO Webinar
Destination Think’s Virtual Forums
RACGP NSW and ACT and NSW Health webinar
YouTube link Webinar

NSW Business Chamber

The NSW Business Chamber webinars connect your business to subject matter experts across a range of business topics and are free to attend for NSW Business Chamber members. To access all webinars on demand, click here.

The NSW Business Chamber also delivers hundreds of educational events across the state each year, supporting businesses in workplace management, HR, IR, sales and marketing, business improvement, finance and strategy and planning.

Destination NSW

Watch the recording of DNSW’s webinar ‘Digital Marketing Tips: Love NSW’  here and receive social media tips and an update about the Love NSW statewide marketing campaign.

Tourism Australia

Register for upcoming TA webinars or watch recordings here.


Build Back Better Webinars (BBB)& Road to Recovery Tourism Tutorials (R2R)will be announced on ATEC’s website together with recordings in case you missed a session.

Their latest tutorial ‘Why being Bookable is more important than ever’ could provide your business with interesting tips in this chaotic time where we want visitors to be able to book their experience and trips online.

Business Connect

If your business has been affected by COVID-19 or bushfires, you can access free business advice and Business Connect webinars including:

– Redefining your product for your recovery
– Business Disruption | risks returning to the workplace
– Tourism after COVID-19
– Evaluating your business for change
– Accommodation Continuity Planning Post COVID-19

More than 25 events are listed, covering subjects such as market risk, operational risk and an employer masterclass. For a full list of webinars please visit Business Connect events and search on COVID-19.

Local businesses can contact Hayley Barrett from Central NSW Business HQ via email – hayley@bizhq.com.au to gain free digital marketing advice.