COVID support for commercial tourism operators

The Queensland Government has introduced a Tourism and hospitality sector COVID-19 lockdown support package to assist businesses impacted by COVID-19 including lockdowns.

Find out more about the support package for hospitality or tourism businesses and the rebate, fee and payroll tax relief measures available on the Business Queensland website.

Commercial tour operators working on Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service managed areas

Fee waiver and refunds for commercial tourism daily passenger fees

As part of the Queensland Government’s lockdown support package, tourism businesses that operate in a national park, conservation park, recreation area or state forest, including whale watching operations, may have fees waived or refunded where those fees have (or will have) been incurred from tourism activities occurring between 1 July 2021 and 30 June 2022.

The Department of Environment and Science will be working with tourism operators that have a commercial activity agreement or permit on Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service managed areas and will contact individual operators to provide information about this support and how it can be accessed.