Regional Event Fund

12 March 2012

The Regional Event Fund identifies and supports events in regional NSW that have the potential to act as a ‘cornerstone’ or flagship tourism event for their area by attracting overnight visitation and delivering long-term benefits to the region.

Since it was established in 1996, the Fund has supported 381 individual events across regional NSW.

The 2020 Regional Event Fund will provide support to 59 events across regional NSW. Read the full media release for details about the program and a full list of successful applicants.

The Regional Event Fund includes the following two funding streams:

Micro Event Fund

A new stream developed as part of NSW’s 2019-20 bushfire and drought recovery program.

The fund supports the delivery of smaller community-based events with limited expenditure budgets in regional NSW areas impacted by drought or the recent bushfire activity.

The fund supports events that demonstrate an ability to engage and harmonise their local community, build destination appeal, attract visitors from outside the region and stimulate the local economy.

To be eligible for funding from the 2020 Micro Event Fund, an event must meet the funding criteria outlined in the terms and conditions.

Applications for the Micro Event Fund have now closed.

Flagship Event Fund

Supports the marketing of emerging events in regional NSW to increase their profile and encourage visitation.

To be eligible for funding from the 2020 Flagship Event Fund, an event must meet the funding criteria outlined in the terms and conditions.

Applications for the Flagship Event Fund have now closed.

More information

For further information on the fund and application process contact:

Regional Events Team
Tel: (02) 9931 1431

Previous Flagship Event Funds

Flagship Event Fund 2019 | Flagship Event Fund 2018 | Flagship Event Fund 2017

Previous Incubator Event Funds

Incubator Event Fund 2019 | Incubator Event Fund 2018 | Incubator Event Fund 2017

Previous Event Development Funds

Event Development Fund 2019 | Event Development Fund 2018


Regional Flagship Events 2016Regional Flagship Events 2015
Regional Flagship Events 2014Regional Flagship Events 2013
Regional Flagship Events 2012

Canowindra Balloon Challenge - Regional Flagship Event

Event photography

See our Event Photography Guidelines and sample brief (PDF 985 kb) 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

Regional Tourism Infrastructure Fund (Department of Industry)

Regional Arts NSW