Sustainable Event Business Program VIC

This program provides funding to major event organisers, hosts and suppliers that have been impacted by the May to June 2021 circuit breaker action in Victoria.


The grant is no longer available

What do you get?

Funding of up to $250,000.

Who is this for?

Major event organisers, hosts and suppliers.


Grant funds may be used for eligible expenses, including:

  • reasonable unrecoverable costs directly related to the organising, hosting, or supply to an event cancelled or subject to Chief Health Officer mandated restrictions in the 4 weeks from 11.59pm on 27 May 2021
  • essential operating costs to maintain the business as a going concern for the relevant period.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, a business must:

  • be an organiser, host of, or supplier to a public event that was scheduled in the 4 weeks from 11:59pm on 27 May 2021
  • have incurred costs or losses for that public event as a direct result of the circuit breaker action
  • in 2019-20, paid more than $1.5 million annually in payroll for employees located in greater Melbourne or more than $500,000 annually in payroll for employees located in regional Victoria
  • have been registered for goods and services tax (GST) on 27 May 2021
  • hold an Australian business number (ABN) and have held the same ABN at 27 May 2021
  • have a place of business located in Victoria from which a significant portion of the business’s operations is delivered for events that are predominantly held in Victoria, and demonstrate an ongoing commitment to maintaining operations and delivering/supplying events in Victoria.

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Sustainable Event Business Program.

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