Events & Festivals Grant Program

The Events and Festivals Grant Program supports events that showcase our culture, heritage and unique environment. Events promote the Shire as a location to visit, stay, explore and invest; providing economic return to the region.

  • August (Round Two) is now open for applications - for events taking place March 2019 to August 2019.
  • Applications for Round Two close at 5pm on Monday 8 October 2018.

 February (Round One) allocations.


Application Process

You can apply online by completing the appropriate application form below, or alternatively a hard-copy application form can be provided on request. A list of successful applications will be advertised after the round has closed.

The Events and Festivals Grant Program includes two components:

  • grant funding (categories with maximum allocations); and
  • in-kind support.


Eligibility and assessment criteria for event categories can be found in the Events & Festivals Grant Program Guidelines - please read before submitting an application.

Commercial organisations and individuals with an ABN cannot apply for grant funding and may only seek in-kind support.

To support applicants the following general information guides have been developed (please note these are a guide only):

For additional information on the application process, we have prepared an  Application Toolkit  to help step you through the process.


Select either the Minor Community Event or Small to Hallmark Event application form using the boxes below. These links will direct you to the relevant online application form.

A copy of the application form can be emailed to applicants upon request.

For further enquiries, please contact the Shire on 03 5593 7100 or email