Major Event Fund ACT

This program provides funding to support the delivery of major events in Canberra.
Application detail:

Applications should ideally be submitted 6 months prior to the commencement of the event.

What do you get?

Funding of between $50,000 and $500,000.

Who is this for?

Organisers delivering events in Canberra.


This program supports major event opportunities that can:

  • bring substantial economic benefit for Canberra, through event-based tourist visitation and visitor spend
  • provide opportunities for marketing and promotion of the Canberra region to domestic and international audiences
  • provide high quality, enticing event experiences which support and enhance the Canberra brand
  • reflect, engage and involve Canberra's diverse communities.

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Funding will not be available for the following:

  • conferences
  • applications from individual persons
  • capital projects, equipment, staffing and capital costs associated with the conduct of the event
  • events that are proposed to be predominantly stage outside of Canberra.

Funding applicants must:

  • have a current Australian business number (ABN)
  • hold Public Liability Insurance (PLI) of no less than $20 million per incident
  • agree to indemnify the Territory, its employees and agents from and against all actions, suits, claims, costs and demands directly or indirectly arising from the operation of the business.

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