Other Government Support

17 October 2014

Tourist Attraction Signposting Assessment Committee (TASAC)

TASAC is a group formed by the NSW State Government to have overall responsibility for the planning and implementation of tourist signposting systems that safely and efficiently guide motorists to their destination, and inform visitors of the range of major attractions and services available within a destination.

TASAC is made up of representatives of Destination NSW, the Roads and Traffic Authority, Regional Tourism Organisations and a Secretariat.

For more information, visit the TASAC section on the Destination NSW website.

Small Biz Connect

Small Biz Connect is a quality, personalised and highly subsidised business advisory program for small businesses in NSW. Through the program, you can:

  • get expert advice on managing your small business
  • access face-to-face support
  • develop key business skills.

For more information, visit the Small Biz Connect website.

Export market development grants - Austrade

The Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme is a key Australian Government financial assistance program for aspiring and current exporters. Administered by Austrade, the scheme supports a wide range of industry sectors and products, including inbound tourism and the export of intellectual property and know-how outside Australia.

For more information, visit the Austrade website.

Office of Environment and Heritage

Working with the community, OEH cares for and protects NSW’s environment and heritage, which includes the natural environment, Aboriginal country, culture and heritage, and built heritage. OEH supports the community, business and government in protecting, strengthening and making the most of a healthy environment and economy in NSW. Energy efficiency programs and advice on operating or filming in National Parks are available.

For more information, visit the OEH website.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS)

The NPWS focuses on the conservation and protection of the state’s natural and cultural heritage including the protected area reserve system. Tourism operators wishing to conduct businesses (e.g. tours, surf schools, etc.) within National Park boundaries must obtain the required approvals and authorisations from the NPWS.

For more information, phone 02 9995 5000 or visit the NPWS or Parks Eco Pass website.

Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA)

SHFA is responsible for the commercial and public management of some of the most valuable and historically significant real estate in Australia. Areas in its care include The Rocks, Darling Harbour, Circular Quay promenade, the Conservatorium of Music, Luna Park Reserve, White Bay Power Station and the Rozelle railway yards.

SHFA can assist if you are considering operating your tourism business in these areas.

For more information, phone 1300 655 995 or visit the SHFA website.

NSW Office of Fair Trading

The Office of Fair Trading is the consumer protection agency in New South Wales. It works to assist consumers in resolving a wide range of issues. In doing so, it also advises traders on fair and ethical practice, registers businesses and promotes cooperatives, provides occupational licensing and maintains product safety and standards.

The Office of Fair Trading also provides the Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS) to assist businesses in identifying the appropriate licences required for operation.

For more information, phone 13 32 20 or visit the NSW Office of Fair Trading website.

Business Events Sydney (BESydney)

Business Events Sydney is a joint venture between the NSW Government and the tourism industry. It is a not-for-profit membership based organisation that has been extremely successful in promoting business events in Sydney and New South Wales for more than 35 years.

BESydney provides a variety of services to members, including:

  • bid development strategies
  • event planning services
  • key linkages within the meetings industry through road and trade show events to promote Sydney and regional New South Wales.

For more information, phone (02) 9331 4045 or visit the BESydney website.