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​Tourism WA's Regional Events Program, which is funded by Royalties for Regions, supports medium to large regional events across the State. 

The Regional Events Program offers funding of more than $40,000 for medium to large regional events.

The program aims to attract and develop major events that will generate significant benefits for regional communities. The program supports events which will increase visitation to a region; provide a boost to the economy; attract media coverage to help raise the profile of the region; generate strong community engagement and participation; and add vibrancy to the community.

Funding proposals are assessed on a case-by-case basis and must be submitted at least 12 months prior to the date of the event. Event holders will be required to submit an event proposal addressing the Regional Events Program Funding Criteria. A rigorous event assessment and approval process will be conducted by Tourism WA's Events Division and the Department of Regional Development.

Risk Management for event holders

All event holders who receive sponsorship through Tourism WA's Events Division are required to have a risk management plan that complies with the latest Australian Standard for Risk Management and the appropriate insurance requirements.

An Introduction to Risk Management For Event Holders in Western Australia provides practical guidance to event holders to help manage risks associated with events. The resource has been developed to support Regional Events Scheme funding recipients, however it can be used by any event hoder as it aligns with the Australian Standard: Risk Management - Principles and Guidlines (AS ISO 3100:2018).

Managing your event risks is a video presentation that provides an overview of event risk management and information on the importance of risk management to ensure a successful event. 

Resource for Events in Western Australia​

The Resource for Events in Western Australia​ contains important information, contact details and advice for event holders. 

More information

For more information about the Regional Events Program please email or phone us on (08) 9262 1780. 

Last Reviewed: 2019-06-07