Major Event Partnerships

From small community-led festivals to major corporate partnerships, properly managed events contribute enormously to the economic and social fabric of Tasmania. That is why through Events Tasmania the State Government spends around $8 million each year, partnering with approximately 100 events around the state. 

Held across the year, and spanning cultural, sporting, visual arts and special interest festivals, around twenty of these events are funded through Major Event contracts. As well as developing a seasonally balanced portfolio of events, with an emphasis on ensuring Tasmania hosts major events during winter and the shoulder tourism periods, Events Tasmania works towards supporting events that get people moving around the state, and provide opportunities for wide-scale promotion and advocacy for Tasmania through the stories and photos they generate.

Want to get your event funded by the state?

Events Tasmania is not the only source for government event funding, but when we do get behind an event, as you would expect, we have some clear objectives and deliverables to negotiate and agree. Currently there are very few gaps in our event portfolio but we are always happy to hear from event organisers who have a significant event proposition for the state.

Just call us!

To help point you in the right direction, and to save you time submitting proposals to us that may not achieve our objectives, if you are seeking funding for a major event in the state, please just call, or email us your details and make a time to discuss your event. 

Phone us on: +61 3 6165 5021

Email us at:

Applicants for major event funding must be an incorporated association or a company limited by guarantee and would be required to enter in a grant deed with the Tasmanian Government. Please note that Events Tasmania does not own, operate or facilitate events.

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