Regional Flagship Events Program

12 March 2012

The Regional Flagship Events Program 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 1997, the Regional Flagship Events Program has supported 351 individual events across regional NSW.

On 6 July 2016, the NSW Government announced that the Regional Flagship Events Program would be expanded to include two new funds in addition to the existing marketing support fund. The name “Regional Flagship Events Program” will remain as the umbrella title under which the three funds will sit:

Incubator Event Fund

Supports the establishment of new events.
See terms and conditions. To learn more watch the Incubator Event Fund webcast.
Applications for Round 2 of the 2018 Incubator Event Fund have now closed.

Flagship Event Fund

Supports the marketing of emerging events to increase their profile and encourage visitation.
See terms and conditions. To learn more watch the Flagship Event Fund webcast

Applications for Round One of the Flagship Event Fund are now open

Event Development Fund

Supports the strategic development of proven flagship events as drivers of tourism.
See terms and conditions.

Regional Flagship Events Program Fact sheet (PDF 436 kb)

Eligibility conditions and assessment criteria unique to each of the three funds within the Regional Flagship Events Program are detailed in their terms and conditions. It is recommended that prospective applicants thoroughly read the terms and conditions before applying.

For further information on the program and application process contact:

Aida Hijazi
Regional Flagship Events Coordinator
Tel: (02) 9931 1431

Regional Event Funds 2018

Incubator Events Fund 2018
Flagship Events Fund 2018
Event Development Fund 2018

Regional Event Funds 2017

Incubator Event Fund 2017
Flagship Event Fund 2017

Previous Regional Event Funds

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

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