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We sponsor a range of major events that bring interstate and international visitors to WA and have the potential to generate significant broadcast coverage around Australia and the world.

These range from sporting and arts events to culinary and cultural events, for locals and visitors to enjoy.

Examples of events that we support through our Major Events funding pool include:

  • Major international tennis, soccer and rugby fixtures
  • International and national sporting championships
  • Major art and cultural events and mass participation events like the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships and Australian Masters Games

Read more in our Major event highlights.

How to apply for funding

We are frequently approached by federations, authorities, corporations and individuals with requests for event funding. 

Funding proposals for major events are assessed on a case-by-case basis however they must be submitted at least 12 months prior to the event date. 

Funding criteria

To apply for funding you will need to submit an event proposal addressing the Major Events Funding Criteria (PDF 290KB).

Following a submission, we assess each event to determine whether it fits event funding criteria, annual budgets and our strategy.

More information

For more information email events@westernaustralia.com.

For more resources for event holders including risk management and how to promote your event, visit Resources for events.

Last Reviewed: 2021-01-27