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ATDW Training for Wineries - Tuesday 27 October 2020
Wine Australia is investing in the development of new wine related functionality to the Australia Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW). These enhancements will help wineries and wine tourism operators more effectively market their businesses and increase their online exposure. Wine Australia and Australian Tourism Industry Council (ATEC) will be hosting a webinar briefing for Victorian wine producers to learn more. Register now


FREE VTIC Tourism Recovery Consultations
The Tourism Recovery Consultations program will offer businesses free 90-minute one-on-one sessions with an experienced tourism industry consultant. Tourism, events and hospitality businesses in Victoria can apply and the consultation will help you identify a goal to focus on, evaluate options that can help you achieve this goal and set some practical actions to get you started on your recovery journey. Spaces are limited. Apply for your free session now.


How to prepare your business to benefit from tourism and the new visitor economy- FREE webinar
A two-part webinar series was dedicated to supporting regional business resilience through showcasing the new visitor economy and how your business can be prepared and benefit. View Webinars now.


Visit Tourism Australia for the latest updates, including weekly webinars.


Tourism Resources 

There is a range of useful information, resources and support to help your tourism or hospitality business during the crisis.

Outdoor Eating and Entertainment Package Business Grants

The $58 million Outdoor Eating and Entertainment Package business grants help businesses adapt their operations to outdoor dining. Grants are available to licensed and unlicensed hospitality businesses, including restaurants, cafes, pubs/taverns, bars, clubs and takeaway food venues.

Eligible businesses can apply for a grant of $5,000. Funds can be used to pay for practical things like umbrellas, outdoor furniture, screens and other equipment. This will help move the indoor dining and cafe experiences Victorians love, outdoors.

Recipients can also use grants for training, marketing and other costs of adapting new, expanded or enhanced outdoor dining.

Find out if you are eligible and apply now


Industry Support Hub

VTIC has launched a new VTIC Industry Support Hub, designed to assist tourism businesses across Victoria to navigate the extreme challenges that have been presented with the COVID-19 pandemic. The hub includes an extensive range of business support resources and tools in a central location to guide business planning and ultimate recovery.

The Victorian Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) is currently offering free membership options for eligible businesses.   

Visit Consumer Affairs Victoria for guidance on how to manage customer cancellations.  

Visit Victoria has provided some useful industry tools and resources. 

Domestic impact of COVID-19 and how wine businesses are adapting.

An online space for hospitality professionals to come together and discuss how they are dealing with the impact of COVID-19 in our industry.

R U Ok? In Hospitality?

R U Ok? is working with the hospitality sector to find better ways to ensure the industry is equipped to handle the pressures that come with what is an exciting, yet demanding, workplace. The campaign shows that supporting a workmate who's struggling is important and can start with a simple question, "Are you OK?" 


Night Time Economy Support Program

A $30 million dedicated fund for Victoria’s night-time economy to support the hardest-hit businesses in hospitality. 

Register your interest for the new night-time economy support program.

Free COVID Clean module through Quality Tourism Framework

As part of the national Quality Tourism Framework, the new COVID Clean module can provide core base-practices that businesses can employ in operating safely in the current environment. Based on the Safe Work Australia guidelines, the COVID Clean module covers the steps businesses should be taking to provide a hygienic environment for staff and visitors. As part of the COVID Clean module and eligibility to use the logo, businesses who are not currently accredited must also complete Level One accreditation (free to the end of 2020). Register for the COVID Clean module.



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