Archived Media Releases

Best and brightest concepts invited for Vivid Sydney 2019

12 September 2018

Vivid Sydney is inviting Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from individuals and organisations across the global creative community to participate in the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas in 2019.

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Funding open for rural and regional NSW events

11 September 2018

Event organisers across rural and regional NSW holding events between January and June 2019, are encouraged to apply for the NSW Government’s Flagship Event Fund, which opened today.

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Wake up in the West tourism campaign

10 September 2018

The visitor economy in Western Sydney is set to grow even further following a new campaign encouraging tourists to ‘stay a little longer’ in the regions of Penrith, the Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury.

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Funding boost for Parkes Elvis Festival

10 September 2018

NSW has once again demonstrated it is the events capital of Australia with the NSW Government today announcing it will continue its support for one of the country’s most iconic events, the Parkes Elvis Festival, for a further three years.

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Sydney named Australasia’s best destination

6 September 2018

Global industry professionals and travel consumers have shown their appreciation for Sydney’s natural beauty, iconic landmarks, first-class food and wine scene and exciting events and festival calendar by voting it as Australasia’s Leading Destination in the 25th Annual World Travel Awards.

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New Image for the Hunter Valley

1 September 2018

Visitor numbers to the Hunter Valley are set to rise with the launch of a new advertising campaign funded by the NSW Government in partnership with the Hunter Valley Group.

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NSW to bank billions with 2030 tourism target

29 August 2018

In a bid to triple overnight visitor spending by 2030 the NSW Government has launched an ambitious State tourism target and new Visitor Economy Industry Action Plan.

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First-ever regional tourism target for NSW

21 August 2018

Rural and regional NSW will get its fair share of the State’s rapidly growing tourism pie with the NSW Government today announcing the State’s first regional tourism target to double the current spend.

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More travel to visit Vivid Sydney than ever before

8 August 2018

A decade on Vivid Sydney remains as popular as ever with a record number of travel packages sold to domestic and international tourists wishing to catch a glimpse of the action at Vivid Sydney 2018.

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ARIA Awards and ARIA Week secured for Sydney until 2020

24 July 2018

The NSW Government has secured the ARIA Awards and ARIA Week exclusively for Sydney until 2020.

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