Events Tasmania is the Tasmanian Government’s primary event-funding entity, and distributes around $8 million a year through two event support mechanisms: Major Event Partnerships and our Events Tasmania Grants Program. In doing so we support the joint strategy between the tourism industry and government to increase visitor numbers to 1.5 million per year by 2020.

Since it was established in 2002, our annual Grants Program has provided funds to over 1000 events and in 2014 the program supported 70 events in 40 different locations around Tasmania, on 38 of the 52 weekends of the year.

Around $350 000 is now available through the 2015 Events Tasmania Grants Program.

The three grant categories are:

Touring grants of up to $15 000 are available to eligible organisers of auto, motorbike, cycle or walking tours in Tasmania during the winter and shoulder season. Funding is based on the number of interstate or international participants staying in paid commercial accommodation for 5 nights or more, with 40 per cent or more of the tour being held in regional areas.

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Championship grants of $3 000 are on the table for eligible competitions that bring more than 200 competitors and supporters to Tasmania outside of the high tourism season, who stay in paid commercial accommodation for 3 nights or more, and are able to promote pre- and post-championship travel within the state as part of their event marketing.

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Marketing Tasmania grants up to $10 000 in matched funding can be sought by eligible organisations with a new or established event in Tasmania who introduce a specific activity that will bring people to Tasmania, get visitors and locals travelling to a regional part of the state, or get people hearing and talking about Tasmania through a variety of communication channels.

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More about the 2015 Grants Program  

Things we support...

The 2015 Events Tasmania Grants Program aims to support a wide range of championships, touring events, festivals and regional events held in Tasmania.

…and things we don’t

Our funding programs don’t support conferences, conventions, symposiums, exhibitions, theatrical productions, concert series, touring arts products, trade fairs, fundraising events, markets, expos and events that are primarily a showcase for stall-holders to demonstrate, promote or sell services or products.

If your event already receives Events Tasmania funding through a Major Event Partnership you are not eligible for funding from the 2015 Grants Program for the same event.

You don’t have to be Tasmanian to apply

Applicants can be based in Tasmania or elsewhere in Australia.

But you do have to be…

An incorporated association or a company limited by guarantee, or be auspiced by one. If your application is successful you will need to enter into a grant deed with the Tasmanian Government to receive your grant.

Get in contact with us

Before you start typing up your application, it is really important that you talk to us. Not only will this save you time and effort in the long-run, but by seeking confirmation of your eligibility and discussing your project or event with us you should find yourself better informed about preparing and submitting your application.

Get to it!


There are no application deadlines for the Touring grants or the Championship grants, but with a fixed amount of funding,  we recommend you make your application at least three months before your tour or championship. Or sooner, particularly if you have already secured a championship in Tasmania.


Find out more about each Grants Program category, and download guidelines, tip sheets and application forms through the buttons above. Or, please email us and we will post a pack out to you.

Get in contact with us

Before you start typing up an application it is really important that you talk to us to confirm your eligibility and discuss your event or project. Talking to us before you start will save you time and help you be better prepared to submit your application. You can phone us on 03 6165 5022 or please email us.






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