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Recovery packages

We can help you find the COVID-19 government recovery package information that may help you and your business.

This information will continue to be updated as more details become available about government recovery packages.

$4 billion COVID-19 economic relief package

The Queensland Government announced a $4 billion COVID-19 economic relief package to support health, jobs, households and Queensland businesses.

This is in addition to the $27.25 million coronavirus industry recovery package.

Tourism economic recovery package

The Queensland Government has announced the second stage of the state’s economic reset, The Queensland Economic Recovery Strategy: Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs to help the State recover from COVID-19 with a focus on backing Queensland jobs.

Growing Tourism Infrastructure Fund 2020/21

The $25 million Growing Tourism Infrastructure Fund 2020/21 will fast-track the development of new and enhanced tourism infrastructure projects that will strengthen Queensland’s tourism industry and deliver economic benefits to Queensland. Registrations are now closed.

Queensland Tourism Icons program 2020

Icons are the backbone of Queensland’s tourism industry and support thousands of jobs across the state. The $25 million Queensland Tourism Icons Program 2020 (QTIP) will support the tourism enterprises and experiences that are considered to be essential as key marketing ‘demand-drivers’ to support the resilience of the broader industry during the industry’s recovery from COVID-19.

$5 million for flights within Queensland

This program will invest $5 million to support 15 regional airports and Brisbane airport to negotiate with airlines to establish new routes or reopen pre-COVID19 services in regional Queensland and into Brisbane.

$10 million to bring tourists back from outside Queensland

This program will invest $10 million for key regional airports and Brisbane airport to work in partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland to secure aviation routes into regional Queensland and into Brisbane from interstate and other markets. With the growing likelihood of interstate borders opening, this funding will help swell tourism numbers to the state from intrastate and interstate and support local jobs to benefit all Queenslanders.

Flights from Brisbane to Whitsundays

The Queensland Government is supporting new flights direct from Brisbane to the Whitsundays, through Alliance Airlines, to boost the region’s tourism industry. The partnership with Whitsundays Regional Council will see Alliance Airlines fly four times a week from Brisbane to Whitsunday Coast Airport. The new service will encourage travel to the region with increased flights and convenience.

Flights from Sunshine Coast to Cairns

The Queensland Government is also supporting new flights between the Sunshine Coast and Cairns, through Alliance Airlines. These flights will be a great boost for Queensland's intrastate travel with three return services per week expected to start in mid-July 2020. These four flights will bring much needed visitors to these regional centres and support jobs for Queensland.

Small business COVID-19 adaption grant program

The adaptation grant program supports small business subject to closure or highly impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) shutdown restrictions to adapt and build resilience.

Last updated: 18 Jun 2020