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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.

What's On Tweed - discover our new events calendar

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.

2020-2021 Events Sponsorship Funding Round CLOSED

The 2020-2021 Events Sponsorship funding round closed on Friday 29 May 2020.

Applications are currently being assessed for eligiblity, with eligible applications being presented to Councillors at a Councillor Workshops in June. The results of the Councillor Workshop will be documented in a report to Council in August 2020.

Full or partial or no funding may be recommended by Council and all applicants will be advised in writing, following the adopted Council decision, of the outcome of their application.

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 Workshops


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.

The Events Sponsorship Policy is curently being reviewed and we would like to engage with you as early as possible to help us provide the framework for the new 2021-2022 funding round document. Visit the Your Say Tweed website (external link) for more information.

You are invited to reivew the current policy and make a submisison with your ideas, suggestions and thoughts before we draft the new Event Partnership Policy (formerly the Events Sponsorship Policy). What's in a name? Well the differences are explained below:

Sponsorship - is often transactional and is about the provision of either cash or resource support to a certain dollar value from one party to another.

Partnership - is a relationship based approach, not a one-size fits all approach. Council has goals too and it is about exploring and developing the areas of shared interest so both parties achieve their desired outcomes.

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