Roadhouse to Recovery Grant NT

Roadhouse to Recovery Grants provide wayside inns and roadhouses with funding to help them improve their visitor experience by undertaking infrastructure upgrades.


What do you get?

$3 for each $1 spent by the business, up to a maximum of $150,000.

Who is this for?

Northern Territory wayside inns and roadhouses.


This program aims to assist regional and remote wayside inns and roadhouse operators undertake infrastructure projects to:

  • improve the on-ground visitor experience in the Northern Territory
  • encourage visitors particularly those undertaking a driving holiday to stay in remote regions longer

Examples of how funding may be used, include:

  • infrastructure upgrades to address shortcomings in the existing tourism visitor experience (e.g. new ablution blocks, refurbished accommodation, family accommodation)
  • new or improved food and beverage offerings (e.g. kitchen upgrades or new equipment to expand menu offerings)
  • upgrading facilities to accessibility standards (e.g. ramps, bathroom facilities)
  • value-adding existing experiences with additional activities (e.g. new playground, new accommodation or new activities to extend a travellers stay in the region)

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible you must:

  • be a wayside inn/roadhouse in the Northern Territory
  • be Australian registered and legally constituted
  • have a significant Northern Territory tourism focus, currently offering hospitality, in respect to the drive market
  • be able to identify/provide evidence of the customer experience “problem” or gap and how the funding will improve that gap
  • provide at a minimum, 3 of the 5 following services:
    • onsite accommodation
    • sites for caravans or other self-contained mobile accommodation
    • meals and/or groceries
    • fuel and activities
  • meet the remote criteria of the program

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Roadhouse to Recovery Grant.