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Supporting Australia's Exhibiting Zoos and Aquariums program
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The Australian Government is providing $94.6 million for the Supporting Australia’s Exhibiting Zoos and Aquariums program (the Program).
The Program will provide assistance to eligible exhibiting zoos, aquariums and wildlife parks to help sustain these important tourism attractions at a time when tourism turnover has been impacted by travel restrictions and social distancing measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19.
The objective of the Program is to assist eligible exhibiting zoos, aquariums and wildlife parks to maintain their animal populations by assisting with animal welfare costs such as feed, enclosure, health and other specialised care and utilities directly related to the housing and caring for animals.
Eligible applicants are exhibiting zoos, aquariums and wildlife parks that are either Zoo and Aquarium Association members or attractions that have been identified by state and territory tourism organisations. Where required by state, territory or the Australian Government you must meet relevant animal welfare standards and hold any required permits, licences or accreditation.
You must be a unique attraction meeting relevant animal welfare standards and be important at a national, state or regional level, contributing to conservation and presentation of animals and driving interstate and international visitation.
You must usually derive income from tourism and as a result of the COVID-19 related shutdown you must have experienced a downturn in your business.
Austrade will invite eligible organisations to apply. Eligible organisations will be sent an email with an invitation letter and a link to the application form.
To apply you must:
- complete the online application form, using the link Austrade provides to you
- provide all the information requested
- address and meet all eligibility criteria
- include all necessary attachments
- submit your online application by 5 June 2020.