Live Performance Support Program (Presenters) Round 2 VIC

This program provides funding to live performance event presenters affected by the cancellation or postponement of events due to lockdowns and public health restrictions.


What do you get?

Funding of either $7,000 or $5,000 for one event and a further $5,000 for a second event, to a maximum amount of $12,000 across both rounds of the program.

Who is this for?

Victorian live performance event presenters.


This program is for live performance event presenters. A presenter is a person or organisation with the right to hold, cancel or re-schedule an event, collect the proceeds from ticket sales or re-locate a given live performance event. For any given event, this may be the producer, promoter, venue owner or artist promoting their own show.

Applicants can apply for either $7,000 or $5,000 for one event, depending on losses or unrecoverable costs, and a further $5,000 for a second event. There is a cap of $12,000 per applicant across the 2 rounds of the program.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, businesses must:

  • be located in Victoria
  • hold an Australian business number (ABN) registered in Victoria and have held that ABN on and from Thursday 27 May 2021
  • meet the definition in the guidelines of a 'presenter' of a 'live performance event'
  • have scheduled an event to take place between 11:59pm on 27 May 2021 and 11:59pm on 2 September 2021 that was unable to proceed due to lockdown or COVID-19 health restrictions that commenced at 11:59pm on 27 May 2021
  • have incurred losses and/or unrecoverable costs equal to or greater than the amount applied for (either $7,000 or $5,000 for one event and an additional $5,000 for a second event, if applicable)
  • be registered for goods and services tax (GST) on 27 May 2021
  • be registered with the responsible Federal or State regulator
  • gain consent from the key contracted suppliers for the affected event to give the following business details in the application: business name and ABN
  • be trading solvently at the time of application.

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Live Performance Support Program (Presenters) Round 2.

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