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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 POSTPONED

Council's 2020-2021 Events Sponsorship funding round has been POSTPONED.

As we are living in an ever-changing COVID-19 environment, we have decided to provide some interim relief to event organisers with the the postponement of the 2020-2021 Events Sponsorship funding round. Whilst we remain positive about a bounce back, we are acutely aware that many of our event organisers are hurting and don't require any additional stress at this time.

The funding round will re-open on Monday 4 May and close on Friday 29 May 2020. Applications will be considered at Council's meeting of 2 July 2020.

Important note: For organisations that have already submitted an application they will be considered in the postponed round - no need to re-submit.

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:

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.

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.

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.

For updates on the project you can register with Your Say Tweed. Responses will be received up until Friday 29 May 2020.

Further information

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