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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 are currently open for Advance Program 2023/24 until 31 July 2023. Please note, the Advance Program is only available to support activity and projects that are completed by 30 June 2024.
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$20,000.
The Advance Program will support activity including:
Download the prospectus and factsheet for further information on the program and how to apply.