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.
There are two opportunities each year to apply for a Major Events Grant. The Quick Grant is open all year-round.
Dates for the current Major Events Grant application rounds are:
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:
Take note of the opening date for applications and start preparing your documents. You can view a sample application form for the Major Events Grant(PDF, 62KB) and Quick Grants(PDF, 61KB) in advance for an idea of the information required. You can save your application as you go, and come back to it if needed.
*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). The application form is only available during the dates specified above.
Apply through the SmartyGrants portal.
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Contact the events team by calling 6581 8479, or emailing email@example.com.