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Tourism Australia’s Advance Program is an international partnership program for Australia’s business events industry.
The program provides funding and the opportunity for Australian industry to leverage Tourism Australia's international marketing and distribution expertise to increase the number and value of business events for Australia, and to deliver best-practice marketing to grow international delegate attendance at confirmed international business events taking place in Australia.
Applications for the Advance Program are currently closed for 2022/23 with all supported activity being delivered in the 2022/23 financial year. Sign up to the Business Events Australia Industry newsletter to keep informed on when the 2023/24 program will be available.
Projects must demonstrate the potential to influence decision makers of international business events or assist in the conversion of new business events for Australia or have the potential to attract international visitors to Australia to attend confirmed international business events. Applications must relate to international corporate meetings or incentives, conferences, exhibitions or association meetings. Applicants must have at least 12 months demonstrated business events experience in international markets.
A complete list of mandatory criteria and eligibility requirements can be found in the Advance Program Prospectus.
The minimum request per project is A$10,000 and applicants must provide a matched direct financial contribution for all projects.
The Advance Program will support activity including: