The $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package (the Package) aims to help transform the Australian grape and wine industry by showcasing the nation’s wine tourism offering and driving demand for Australia’s wine exports. The Package and all associated grants will be administered by the Australian Grape and Wine Authority.
Three grant programs will be offered under the Package.
|Grant Title||Grant Objective||Grant Type||Funding Available|
|Wine Export Grants||To reduce the transaction costs of exporting for wine exporters, and in doing so increase opportunity to grow exports from Australia to China, Hong Kong, Macau and the United States.||Open non-competitive||$1,000,000
(maximum of $50,000 per grant)
|International Wine Tourism State Grants||To support state wine associations to work collaboratively with wine tourism stakeholders to identify and plan for strategic initiatives that aim to build international wine tourism within the state, and/or undertake activities prioritised through strategic plans aimed at building international wine tourism within the state.||Targeted non-competitive||New South Wales Wine Industry Association Incorporated: $1,000,000
Queensland Wine Industry Association Incorporated: $500,000
South Australian Wine Industry Association Incorporated: $1,000,000
Victorian Wine Industry Association Incorporated: $1,000,000
Wine Industry Association of Western Australia Incorporated: $1,000,000
Wine Industry Tasmania Limited: $500,000
|International Wine Tourism Competitive Grants||To support stakeholders to implement initiatives, which will grow the number of and/or spend by tourists visiting a region of Australia for the purposes of international wine tourism.||Open competitive||$5,000,000
(maximum $250,000 per grant)
Consultation on draft grant guidelines
Draft grant guidelines and draft application forms for the three grant programs are provided below and available for public comment until Wednesday 18 October 2017.
All content, including dates, has been drafted for consultation only and remains subject to change.
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