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    2019—The Year of Outback Tourism

    Grants of up to $100,000 will be available from early 2019 to open up new tourism opportunities in Queensland’s outback.

    Our rich and diverse Queensland outback boasts countless iconic events, unique experiences, and sites of unrivalled natural beauty that aren’t available anywhere else in the world—and 2019 is the year to take the Queensland Outback tourism experience to the next level.

    The $3 million Outback Events Program will be open to event and festival promoters, local governments, community organisations and local businesses to help grow outback tourism.

    Grants of between $1000 and $100,000 will be available, with funding guidelines to be released in early 2019. Funding will extend into 2020.

    Interest in visiting Queensland’s outback has never been higher, with an expected 1 million visitors in 2019.

    Outback Queensland has something for everyone—from rich Indigenous cultural experiences, to bush rodeos and music festivals, and some of the most picturesque landscapes on the planet.

    With the Outback Events Program, 2019 is set to be the biggest and best Year of Outback Tourism yet.

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    Photos by Ben Vos productions.

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    Last updated:
    18 December, 2018
    Last reviewed:
    17 December, 2018