About the Regional Events Scheme
The Regional Events Scheme (RES) is an annual funding round administered by Tourism WA, through its Eventscorp division. RES is jointly funded by Tourism WA and the Department of Regional Development and Lands through its Royalties for Regions program. The scheme is designed to assist with the development of events as tourist attractions within regional Western Australia.
The scheme is administered through a competitive application process. Applications are reviewed and assessed against RES criteria and compared against each other. Those criteria include:
bringing additional tourism income to regional communities by increasing visitor expenditure in the host community (economic impact);
attracting media coverage that will help raise the profile of the region as a tourist destination (media impact);
extending the length of the traditional tourist seasons and better utilise tourism facilities and services during off-peak or shoulder periods;
involving and inspire the local community (social benefits); and
improving the vibrancy and vitality of the State.
Achieving a representation of diverse areas across regional WA is also considered as part of the assessment process.
RES is jointly funded by Royalties for Regions, a funding program delivered by the State Government to reinvest 25 per cent of mining and offshore petroleum royalties into regional WA. Royalties for Regions is a long-term vision that recognises that the sustainable development of regional Western Australia is vital to the State's future. It is a plan for the whole of Western Australia, with a focus on building communities in regional areas through six policy objectives:
2013-14 Regional Events Scheme
The 2013-14 RES will provide up to $750,000 of funding for 55 regional events. These events will occur between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014.
Download the 2013-14 RES successful applicants:
2013-14 Regional Events Scheme successful applicants (PDF 402KB).
Download the 2013-14 guidelines and application (for reference only):
2013-14 RES Guidelines (PDF 859KB) - Document 1 of 2
2013-14 RES Application (DOC 862KB) - Document 2 of 2
2014-15 Regional Events Scheme
The next annual 2014-15 RES round for events that fall between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015 will open around October/November 2013 and close around February 2014. The total funding pool is $750,000.
The 2014-15 RES guidelines and application will be available when the round opens.
Event holders who receive event funding through RES will be required to have a risk management plan that complies with the latest Australian standard for risk management and the appropriate insurance requirements. See the RES guidelines for full details.
Risk Management For Event Holders
An Introduction to Risk Management For Event Holders in Western Australia (PDF 1,082KB) is a resource which provides practical guidance to event holders to assist with managing risks associated with their events. The resource was primarily developed to support event holders that are successful in receiving event funding through the Regional Events Scheme. However, the content is applicable to any event holder and aligns with the Australian New Zealand Standard: Risk Management – Principles and Guidelines (AS/NZS ISO 3100:2009)*.
*Copies of this Standard are available from Standard Australia’s website www.standards.org.au
Resource for Events in Western Australia
The Resource for Events in Western Australia (PDF 996KB) contains important information, contact details and advice that all event holders are encouraged to refer to as a starting point to plan and run and safe and efficient event.
For enquiries about the Regional Events Scheme please contact:
Event Development Manager
For more information on Eventscorp’s other funding sources please visit the events section of this website.