Tasmanian festivals share in joint funding

Four Tasmanian festivals will share in more than $363,000 funding in an effort to attract more visitors to the state.

The Federal Government pledged the funding for Beaker Street Festival; Bruny Island Bird Festival; Great Eastern Wine Week; and Junction Arts Festival.

Tourism Minister Dan Tehan said this funding was part of a $13.5 million investment in Tasmanian tourism that the Morrison Government was delivering.

“We are supporting exciting new Tasmanian festivals because the best thing our Government can do for tourism businesses is to get tourists back travelling and spending money,” he said.

Tehan also emphasised the importance of the government’s vaccination rollout as a pathway to unrestricted travel.

“Our Government has a four-stage plan that will see travel restrictions lifted when 80 per cent of adults over 16 are fully vaccinated,” he said.

“We need all Australians to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated so we can travel freely again.”