We want to support our event organisers to host major events in our region.
We provide financial support through our Major Events Grant - up to $5,000 and our Quick Grants of up to $1,000, for events which attract visitors to our region.
Round 2 of the 2023 Major Events Grants is now closed. Quick Grant applications are open all year round.
There are two opportunities each year to apply for a Major Events Grant. Opening and closing dates do vary each year, so contact us to be added to the mailing list so you can be alerted to updates instantly.
Read the Program Guidelines(PDF, 2MB) before applying. Find information on Quick Grants on Page 11.
Funds received under the Major Events Grant are to be allocated towards event marketing activities which attract visitors to our region and your event. This could include activities such as:
Important note for sporting organisations, association, and clubs
If you are a sporting organisation, association or club with a state governing body, grant money can be allocated to other expenses that relate to your event, for example trophies, portable toilets etc, as well as marketing activities. Please speak with us to confirm that your application will be classed as a sporting organisation before applying.
Funds received under the Quick Grant stream can be allocated towards any event-specific expenses. This could include activities such as:
*Only required for Major Events Grant applicants. Major Events Grant applications will be required to submit an event budget and a marketing plan to be considered for grant funding. You can use your own, or follow our templates for Event Budget(XLS, 42KB) and Marketing Plan(PDF, 682KB).
Applications for Major Events Grants are open twice a year - February for events held from July - December of that year, and August for events held between January and June the following year.
Event Sponsorship - Quick Grant is available all year round and you can apply by completing the online application form.
Application rounds for our Major Events Grants are noted below and do not change. Opening and closing dates do vary so contact us to be added to the database email list to receive the most up to date information:
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