Apply For $25,000 To Host A Business Event in Melbourne

The National Business Events Program is offering up to $25,000 in funding to put toward corporate event costs in Melbourne. Applications are open until 30 June 2021.

Who is eligible?

Any organisation in Victoria with a valid ABN and an appropriate legal structure, such as an Australian registered company, business cooperative or partnership are invited to apply.

Other criteria include:

  • The event must have at least 150 in-person attendees
  • The event program should be a minimum of two-days (with one-night stay)
  • At least 30% of delegates must reside outside Victoria
  • It should be a B2B national event

Accepted events must be held prior to 31 December 2022.

How can you use the funding?

The funding can be used for a wide range of event costs, including venue hire, food and beverage, transport and accommodation.

How much funding is available?

Grants of up to $25,000 per event are available. Accepted organisations will receive 50% of the funding prior to the event to support their upfront expenses.

What kind of events are covered?

A national business event is defined as a:

  • Corporate meeting
  • Corporate incentive
  • Conference
  • Trade exhibition
  • Association meeting

To see full terms and conditions and to apply, click the button below.

Apply for funding

Read through the complete guidelines and submit your application for the National Business Events Program.

Applications close on 30 June 2021

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