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Events contribute to Western Australia's economy by creating jobs, driving dollars into the local economy, filling hotel rooms and generating bookings. For the community, they add to the vibrancy of Perth and Western Australia, and supercharge the State's reputation as a fantastic place to live, work, study and play. 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.

Tourism WA's Major Events Funding seeks to support events that achieve the following outcomes;

  • Contribute to Western Australia's economy
  • Attract interstate and international visitors to Western Australia
  • Generate significant media coverage for Western Australia
  • Create opportunities for Western Australia's community

How to apply for funding

If you have a dream event that you believe meets the above outcomes and aligns with Tourism WA's Vision for Dream Events, the first step is to complete the Funding Checklist to see if you event is eligible. This process will help you understand the Major Events Funding Criteria and the high level of information that Tourism WA requires prior to considering support for a major event.

If your event is eligible for further assessment Tourism WA requires a detailed event proposal to be submitted at least 12 months prior to the event date.

Last Reviewed: 2024-01-05