UPDATE: Below is a record of what appeared on YourSAy during the open consultation process from 8 November 2017 to 15 January 2018.

The challenge

We’re looking for innovative and authentic nature-based tourism ideas for the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary.

Submit your concept for a chance to win up to $25,000 funding to see your idea take flight. 

Shortlisted entrants will be invited to attend a workshop with tourism industry experts and the winner(s) will receive a one year business mentioning package.

Who is eligible to enter?

To be eligible, you will need an ABN or able to obtain one and your business must be based in Australia.

What else do I need to know?

Entrants will be selected on how well the idea meets:

Preferences will be given to ideas that stand out as a unique nature-based tourism product or service that is simple, smart and low cost to implement.

You must be able to start implementing your idea by July 2018. 

Entries close Monday 15 January 2018.

Please read the Terms and Conditions before entering.

How do I submit my idea?

You can apply online (applications are now closed. While open, there was the ability to apply online via a tab within this engagement).

Be sure to include evidence you can complete your Challenge idea with no more than $25,000 in funding. 

When will the winners be announced?

February 2018

Shortlist: A shortlist of five to ten entrants will be selected.

March 2018

Workshop: Shortlisted entrants will attend a full day workshop with experts across small business and tourism fields where the product or service is develop further.

April 2018

The pitch: Five to ten entrants will pitch their final proposal to the judging panel.

The winner or winners will be selected and notified in late April.

For more details contact:

Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources



The Future Tourism Challenge is being delivered in partnership with the Northern Economic Plan, an initiative of the Government of South Australia, City of Salisbury, City of Playford, City of Port Adelaide Enfield and Adelaide Plains Council. 

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