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Building Better Regions Fund

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The Federal Government has now launched a funding program that may be suitable to some businesses in the tourism sector. Under the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) Round 4, a total of $200 million is available to support projects in drought affected locations. Applications close 5pm AEDT on 19 December 2019. Image: Maxime Coquard

Major Event Legislation

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The Major Events Act 2013 facilitates the holding and conducting of major events in South Australia. It has been enacted for upcoming events including the 2020 Adelaide International, 2020 Santos Tour Down Under, ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 matches and 2020 Superloop Adelaide 500.

Pure Coffin Bay Oysters, Eyre Peninsula CREDIT: Duy Dash

Our vision for tourism to 2030

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The South Australian Visitor Economy Sector Plan 2030 has been launched. The plan, which was developed with extensive industry consultation sets a bold ambition to grow our visitor economy to $12.8 billion by 2030.

The Lane, Adelaide Hills

Latest Resources and Tools

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We have a range of resources and tools on offer to assist our tourism industry. The information is designed to provide practical advice to tourism operators, tourism businesses and event managers. Check out our latest resources such as our social media fact sheet as well as documents and templates to help you plan a community or major event.

Middle River, Kangaroo Island

We are committed to growing our state's tourism industry

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Tourism is an economic priority and our mission is to make South Australia a destination of choice for international and domestic visitors. Our tourism industry employs 38,900 people and has reached $7.6 billion in visitor expenditure.

Latest News

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  1. Hilltop Hoods to play at 2020 Superloop Adelaide 500

    Hilltop Hoods are back

    The 2020 Superloop Adelaide 500 has secured one of Australia’s most popular music groups, and South Australia’s own Hilltop Hoods,...

  2. Vasco da Gama, docked in Wallaroo for the first time in 2019


    Wallaroo this week welcomes its first cruise ship in history, when Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ Vasco da Gama docks on Saturday, 7 December.

  3. Majestic Minima Hotel, Adelaide - Image Credit: Majestic Hotels

    Record hotel bookings in SA set the scene for a busy summer

    The Marshall Government is delivering on its commitment to grow a strong visitor economy for South Australia with new data...

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  1. Domestic Performance

    The latest report of domestic visitors to South Australia provides a snapshot about nights, visits and expenditure.

  2. International Performance

    The latest report of international visitors to South Australia provides a snapshot about nights, visits and expenditure.

  3. Value of Tourism

    Using the latest data available from the IVS and NVS we have put together a fact sheet to provide information about how South Australian Tourism is performing against the goals set in the SA Tourism...

LifeTime Private Retreats, Kangaroo Island CREDIT: Melissa Koh
Featured Tourism Champion

LifeTime Private Retreats

May, 2019

Our latest Tourism Champion, LifeTime Private Retreats offers luxury beachfront accommodation on Kangaroo Island.

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Wilkadene Woolshed Brewery, Riverland
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Wilkadene Above Renmark Experiences

February, 2019

Established in the early 90’s, Wilkadene Above Renmark Experiences offers guests a unique experience on the banks of the River Murray.

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Southern Ocean Lodge
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Southern Ocean Lodge

November, 2018

Established in 2008, Southern Ocean Lodge is a multi-award winning luxury travel experience on Kangaroo Island.

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Arkaba Walk
Featured Tourism Champion

The Arkaba Walk

September, 2018

The Arkaba Walk is a multi-day luxury walking experience offering some of Australia’s most spectacular outback scenery.

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The Lane, Adelaide Hills
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The Lane Vineyard

July, 2018

Founded in 1993 by John and Helen Edwards, The Lane Vineyard is a second generation family-run winery, dining and tasting room and welcomes over 30,000 visitors each year.

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South Australia has 12 tourism regions. They include famous wine destinations such as the Barossa and Clare Valley to the most accessible outback in Australia, the Flinders Ranges. Each tourism region operates independently of the SATC.