Peter Gutwein, Premier
Grants are available now to help increase the number of cars travelers can rent in our state.
Tasmania’s tourism, hospitality and events industries depend on providing a quality experience for our visitors and we want to make sure our guests have what they need at all times.
What we heard is that after COVID-19, many visitors to our state are struggling to access rental cars easily and at affordable costs.
That’s why we launched a program where Tasmanians who register their vehicle as a rental car through the Rental and Drive Reimbursement Program will receive grants of $ 1,000 per vehicle. This grant helps cover the upfront costs for registering MAIB class 8 for the vehicle.
These grants will help rental car operators rebuild their vehicle fleets in Tasmania after the decline in COVID-19 activity and also provide an incentive for private vehicle owners to sign up for accredited car sharing platforms.
With more than 5,100 rental cars already available in Tasmania, this $ 1 million program has the potential to rent an additional 1,000 cars on our streets.
Our visitor economy plays an important role in our plan to secure Tasmania’s future, and we recognize that driving experiences and our Tasmanian Drive Journeys are some of the biggest draws for our state.
By getting more cars on the road, our visitors can explore our regions and the special experiences we have to offer. This is exactly what they come here for.
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