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 1996, the Regional Flagship Events Program has supported 380 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 both rounds of the Incubator Event Fund 2019 are 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 both rounds of the Flagship Event Fund 2019 are now closed.

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 378 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:

Regional Flagship Events Team
Tel: (02) 9931 1431

Previous Flagship Event Funds

Flagship Events Fund 2018 | Flagship Events Fund 2017

Previous Incubator Event Funds

Incubator Events Fund 2018 | Incubator Events Fund 2017

Previous Event Development Funds

Event Development Fund 2018

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