Mid Murray River tourism operators significantly impacted by the once-in-a-century flooding event will receive additional assistance, to support the return to full operations, staff upskilling, marketing activities and funding for events. 

Eligible businesses include those located primarily in the Mid Murray Council region and low-lying neighbouring areas that were impacted. 

The funding includes $150,000 to be shared among five councils impacted by the flood to support new and emerging events - Mid Murray Council, Berri Barmera Council, City of Murray Bridge, Renmark Paringa Council and District Council of Loxton Waikerie. Additional funds will also provided to the Mid Murray Council to support tourism recovery efforts.

A further $300,000 will be allocated to support businesses significantly impacted by the floods, with grants of up to $50,000 available through the Mid Murray River Tourism Business Support Program. Applications are now closed.

The remaining $50,000 will be used by the South Australian Tourism Commission to provide support to impacted businesses, through a combination of marketing and media spend.

The $500,000 Mid-Murray recovery funding is part of the $4.6 million river recovery plan, which also includes the Rise Up for our River marketing campaign and the River Revival Voucher program.

Mid Murray River Tourism Business Support Program

Big Bend, Murray River, Lakes & Coorong


Stream 1 – Tourism business recovery, grants from $5,000 to $20,000

Small grants to assist with expenses that support immediate financial assistance to aid business recovery, for projects to be completed by 30 June 2024.

Stream 2 – Caravan, camping or holiday park recovery, grants from $10,000 to $50,000

Larger grants provided for bigger projects such as infrastructure which may have a longer duration to refurbish or recover facilities within a caravan, camping or holiday park, for projects to be completed by 31 December 2024. 

Who can apply?

Applications to the Mid Murray River Tourism Business Support Program are limited to legal entities including:

    Sole traders
    Sole director company
    Companies and trustees
    Incorporated associations


Eligible expenditure considered for funding must be: 

  • Expense(s) to assist the flood recovery. 
  • One-off purchases/payments that do not require ongoing or recurring funding from the Government of South Australia to be sustainable. 
  • A demonstrable direct cost. 
  • Incurred by the applicant within the project period (between the SATC approval letter issue date and project end date noted in the grant agreement). Expenditure incurred prior to an approval letter issue date will not be eligible. 

For examples of eligible expenditure, see program guidelines.  

Riverview House Younghusband, Murray River, Lakes & Coorong
Mannum, Murray River, Lakes & Coorong
Nildottie, Murray River, Lakes & Coorong

Contact us

For enquiries about the Fund, contact the South Australian Tourism Commission at:

[email protected]