Regional Flagship Events Program

12 March 2012

The Regional Flagship Events Program supports the marketing of events that play an important role in bringing visitors to regional NSW. Increased visitation can deliver much-needed tourist dollars to communities and strengthen the regional economy. To be funded under the Regional Flagship Events Program, events must have tourism potential and reflect the character and culture of an area and act as a “flagship” for their region.

Destination NSW provides funding in $10,000 one-off grants or triennial funding of $20,000 per year for three years to event organisers to support the marketing and advertising of events.

Since 1996, the NSW Government NSW has provided more than $5.1 million to support more than 235 events in regional NSW.

Regional Flagship Events Program Factsheet (PDF 184kb)

Expressions of interest for 2015 funding have now closed.

For further information on the program and application process contact:

Canowindra Balloon Challenge - Regional Flagship Event

Event photography

See our Event Photography Guidelines and sample brief (PDF 985kb) to help get the best images possible to promote your event.

Other Destination NSW event support

Find out about the NSW Events Calendar here.

Funding programs and assistance provided by other organisations

Event Assistance and Support (Department of Trade & Investment)

Regional Arts NSW