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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.

2021-2022 Events Sponsorship Funding

The 2021-2022 Events Sponsorship funding round opens on Monday 3 May and closes at 4.30pm on Monday 31 May 2021.

Event organisers seeking financial assistance to develop, host and grow festivals and events in the Tweed Shire are encouraged to make application. However, before making application you must be an incorporated body or have a sponsor that is accepting legal and financial responsibility for the event.

Applications will be considered at Council’s meeting in August 2021. Applicants are requested to refer to the Events Sponsorship Policy and the Events Sponsorship Guidelines before completing the Events Sponsorship Application form. The whole of the form must be completed and all requested attachments must be submitted with the application.

We understand the limits on travel, events and gatherings due to COVID-19 may still impact your event. If you need to make changes to the date or scope of your event we will be as flexible as possible within the Policy framework. Our goal is to ensure funding will be available for approved events, at a time when the community is ready and able to hold them.

For more information please contact Kerrie McConnell on 02 6670 2735 or Kym Kranen on 02 6670 2422.

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

The next event workshop is tentatively scheduled for June 2021.

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Events Strategy

The Tweed Shire Events Strategy 2016-2020 (2021) 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.

With the event industry significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, Council determined at its meeting 3 December 2020 to extend the Strategy for a period of one year until December 2021.

Tweed Shire Events Strategy 2016 to 2020 (2021) (1.89mB 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, and extended for a period of one year until December 2021.

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