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The Tweed is a dynamic and diverse community with many exciting festivals and special events held each year, along with a range of markets.

Council wants to support, develop and attract events that are fitting to the character and aspirations of the region and in doing so, become one of Australia's most sought after locations of innovative, beneficial and integrated boutique events.

2019-2020 Events Sponsorship Funding

The 2019-2020 Events Sponsorship Funding round has now closed. The 2020-2021 funding round will open in March 2020.

Council, at its meeting of 4 July 2019, allocated funding support to 12 events for 2019-2020.

Succeed in the Tweed - Event Workshops

Council delivers free workshops to community event organisers to provide:

  • organisational and planning tips for your event
  • an opportunity hear from guest speakers
  • professional development and training
  • networking opportunities.

Next Event Workshop

Date: October 2019
Time: TBA
Venue: TBA

2020 Event Workshops

4 March; 17 June; 16 September


Events Strategy

The Tweed Shire Events Strategy 2016-2020 aims to provide a framework to assist the community and Council to develop and support festivals and events in the Tweed. The strategy supports existing events, encourages development and sets the framework for attracting desirable events for strategic benefit.

Tweed Shire Events Strategy 2016-2020 (2.37mB PDF)

Events Sponsorship Policy

The Events Sponsorship Policy (337kB PDF) provides a framework for Council to offer financial assistance to event organisers to develop, host and grow festivals and events in the Tweed Shire in accordance with the actions outlined in the Tweed Shire Events Strategy 2016-2020, adopted by Council on 18 February 2016.

As Council undergoes a period of transition in relation to its event processes there will be ongoing changes to the Policy, with any recommended Policy changes being submitted to Council.

Further information

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