Airbnb has launched The Country Pub Project, a new initiative designed to encourage more Australians to explore regional communities, whilst breathing new life into local pubs.

We love our pubs on the Eyre Peninsula as they have played a vital role in our communities.

In a new initiative to get Australians to rediscover country towns – and to encourage publicans to list rooms on the accommodation website – Airbnb will award five pubs across Australia a grant of up to $50,000 each to help them revive and boost business.  This initiative aims to support Aussie publicans by generating renewed interest in small towns and communities which have been under threat in recent years due to declining populations, drought, economic disruption and waning tourism.

Aussies can nominate their favourite watering hole for The Country Pub Project by visiting, describing what makes their local so special, and why an Airbnb grant would help revitalise and restore this place in their local community.

Here’s an opportunity to get our Eyre Peninsula’s most loved pubs back to their former glory and back on the map.

Applications close 12 July 2019 and Airbnb will reveal the five winning pubs on 5 August 2019.  Each pub will be paired with a Project Manager to oversee the on-sight rejuvenation process and an experienced Airbnb Host to guide the publican on registering on the platform.  In addition, Airbnb will support the town in creating a unique experience to attract guests from near and far, launching a campaign to help put the pub and its town back on the map.