As we pass the midpoint of 2022 and embark on a new financial year, here are some business event funding opportunities that remain available across Australia.

QUEENSLAND

Nationally Rotating Conferences

The Queensland Government’s Economic Recovery Bid Support Program is open for conferences booked at one or all three state-owned convention centres between July 2023 – March 2025.

The convention centres include:

  • Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • Cairns Convention Centre
  • Gold Coast Convention Centre.

To be eligible, the events must meet in-person requirements, including:

  • Minimum 350 registered full program delegates each day
  • Maximum 1,000 delegates to receive incentive per event
  • Minimum 50% registered full program delegates from outside Qld.

For more eligibility requirements and information: program guidelines.

International events

Tourism and Events Queensland’s Business Events Acquisition and Leveraging Fund remains open for applications until 31 December 2022. Delegate minimums apply.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

National and International Events

Business Events Perth has a range of funding opportunities to secure national and international events throughout the state.

Business Event Funding: Funding to help secure and market business events is available via a business event funding application.

Keynote Speaker Incentive: Up to $25,000 is available to help secure extraordinary keynote speakers for events held anywhere in Australia in 2022 or 2023. In return, Business Events Perth asks successful applicants to book a future national or international event in Western Australia within six months of the event for which speaker funding was received.

Regional Events Scheme (RES): The RES offers funding of between $5,000 and $40,000 for smaller and developing events across Western Australia. There is also a total $150,000 of funding available through the Regional Aboriginal Events Scheme (RAES). To apply for RAES, your event must deliver Aboriginal activities and experiences through the leadership and participation of Aboriginal people. The next round of applications opens 23 August 2022 and closes 18 October 2022 for events to be held in the 2023/24 financial year.

NORTHERN TERRITORY

New Events

The Northern Territory Business Events Support Fund (NTBESF) is available to help secure new events through financial support of $100 per delegate.

The funding is for events not yet confirmed for the Northern Territory and preference will be given to events that align with 13 priority industries including health, energy, tourism and space.

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Business events funding support is now available for business events that meet certain eligibility criteria. Reach out to the Canberra Convention Bureau team to discuss your specific event and requirements.

AUSTRALIA WIDE

In addition to the above funding opportunities, all convention bureaux across Australia offer bespoke support to help secure national and international events. This can include funding and support for bid development, site visits and famils, promotion and marketing, local industry connections and support, and pre and post touring. They may also help secure funding from local and state government authorities.

Arinex can help you navigate the different funding opportunities and help plan your next event. Contact us today.

 

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