Areas of Focus

Central Australia Tourism

ASBAS - Northern Australia Tourism Initiative

The Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS) Northern Australia Tourism Initiative (NATI) aims to support small tourism businesses to lead the economic charge in northern Australia.

The ASBAS NATI has improved the capacity of established, not-for-profit small business advisory service providers to deliver low cost small business advisory services to tourism small businesses and tourism small business intenders in northern Australia, whose products and/or services are or will be used by tourists.

If you operate or are thinking about starting a tourism small business, you can receive professional, low cost business advisory services from BECNT. We are delivering professional, low cost business advisory to tourism small businesses in the Central Australia region of the Northern Territory until 31 December 2019.

How BECNT delivers this program

BECNT Alice Springs provides additional low cost business advisory services to grow the skills of small tourism business operators and tourism small business intenders in Central Australia.

Delivery methods include a combination of online and face to face business consultations and mentoring with an expert business advisor, completion of a business diagnostic tool, delivery of relevant small business workshops and seminars and the provision of access to a panel of professional business advisors, all designed and coordinated to assist tourism businesses to improve resilience, drive profits and reduce costs.

Business Activities covered

Low cost business advisory services can be accessed in the following areas:

Funding avenues and financial analysis

Building your business

Making the most of your talent and team

Management capabilities

Digital engagement implementation

Tourism ready.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible to receive assistance, you must:

have 19 or less Full Time Equivalent (FTE) employees

be located within northern Australia, and

be servicing or intending to service tourism customers.

Regions covered: Alice Springs, Barkly, Central Desert, MacDonnell

Have you participated in this program? If so, we'd love to hear about your experience! Simply complete this online survey.

Let us show you how your business may access this program.



1800 229 500

Alice Springs
08 8951 5788

Darwin Office

Lower Level
20 Catterthun Street 
Winnellie NT 0820 

PO Box 37192, Winnellie NT 0821

Alice Springs Office

Central Australia Development Office (CADO), 55 Todd Mall, Alice Springs NT 0870 

PO Box 81, Alice Springs NT 0871

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