The Wine Tourism and Cellar Door Grant program (the program) has been introduced to support producers who add value by encouraging visitors to wine regions. Wine producers will be able to access an annual grant reflective of their eligible physical cellar door sales.
The grant is part of a coordinated suite of measures developed with the Australian wine industry after extensive consultations on reforms to the Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) arrangements. It complements the $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package being implemented by Wine Australia from 2016 through to 2020.
To be eligible for the Wine Tourism and Cellar Door Grant applicants must:
a. be a wine producer
b. be a legal entity registered for GST and with an active ABN
c. have made at least $1,207,000 (GST exclusive) in sales of rebatable wine in the relevant financial year
d. accrue rebatable domestic cellar door sales in excess of any such sales used to meet the $1,207,000 (GST exclusive) threshold in the relevant financial year
e. have paid the WET on all eligible sales used as part of the application
f. have owned or leased a physical cellar door in Australia in the relevant financial year, and/or their related entity/ies have owned or leased a physical cellar door in Australia in the relevant financial year.
g. have a liquor licence valid in the relevant financial year.
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