Tourism Event Funding

The Tourism Events Funding Program supports events in the region that attract intrastate, interstate and international visitors.

Events eligible for funding must demonstrate its potential to promote the region as a destination for tourists. Applicants must outline how the funding will help the event to contribute to one or more of the following objectives:

  • Increase visitation to the region
  • Enhance Wangaratta as a holiday destination
  • Attract key target markets 
  • Provides an economic benefit
  • Enhances the culture of the community
  • Supports and enhances the local tourism strengths
  • Grow the event to become financially viable and sustainable

The Program provides funding up to:

  • $5,000 for Marquee and Major events
  • $2,000 for Minor events

Event categories are:

  • Marquee events – attracts greater than 3,000 visitors and provides a significant economic benefit
  • Major events – attracts between 500 to 2,999 visitors
  • Minor events – attracts less than 500 visitors

This grant is currently closed. When application opening dates are decided, they will be listed on this page.