Holding or promoting events

Workshops  Sponsorship and funding  Holding events  Promotional banners


Council recognises the value events bring to our region.

A wide range of events are hosted in the Tweed each year, across the music, sport, culture and arts, food and community sectors.

Make sure your event is listed on What's On Tweed, it's free!

Tweed events strategy

Council’s events strategy aims to position The Tweed as a drawcard for events. We support, develop and attract events that fit the character and aspirations of the region.

Our approach to events is outlined in our Tweed events strategy(PDF, 2MB)

Well managed events can bring economic, social and cultural benefits, and boost our sense of place. The Tweed destination brand.

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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Event sponsorship and funding

Find out about the latest event sponsorship funding opportunities.

Holding an event

If you're holding a community event that is not commercial in nature, use the Application for Small to Medium Community Events(PDF, 411KB)

Guide for event organisers

To learn about what's involved with organising an event read the Event Starter Guide.

The guide is for organisers of both small and major events. It was developed by the NSW Government with support from other government agencies.


Sustainable events

Council encourages event organisers, sponsors and stallholders to run greener events so less goes to landfill.

We encourage all event managers to lead by example. 

Road closures for events

For information about traffic management and road closures for events see roads and bridges.

Liquor licences

To find out about applying for a liquor licence or selling alcohol, head to food businesses.

COVID Safe events

Events, gatherings, venues and public spaces in NSW may be affected by rules around COVID-19.

Visit the NSW Government website for the latest information on what you can and can't do.

Promotional banner sites

Council has 2 sites available for community groups to advertise by hanging promotional banners over the road.

Banner bookings are only available to not-for-profit events and organisations.

Banner locations:

  • Tweed Heads - Wharf Street (southbound lane outside Chris Cunningham Park)
  • Murwillumbah - Alma Street Bridge (eastern end) 

Cost: The banner fee is charged per site, per booking basis. See fees and payments.

Payment is due at least 1 week before installation, payment can be made at Council offices.

How to book

To make a booking or enquire about available dates call 02 6670 2400.

All bookings must be lodged with a completed booking form(PDF, 642KB)

The banner size and specifications are included on the booking form.

  • Banners can only be displayed for one week at a time (no consecutive bookings).
  • Banners are installed on a Monday (or Tuesday if the Monday is a public holiday).
  • The cherry picker is sometimes unavailable, this may cause delays with banner installations from time to time.
  • Loss or damage to banners is not Council's responsibility.
  • No fees will be waived.


Banners must be delivered at least 1 week before the installation date, to either:

  • Tweed Heads depot, Gray Street Tweed Heads for installation at Wharf Street
  • Murwillumbah depot, Buchanan Street for installation in Alma Street.

Council will only accept delivery of banners with:

  • a contact name and phone number
  • copy of receipt for payment (or a copy of the temporary banner application form with the receipt number filled in).

Banners must be collected from the depot within 1 week of the display period. Council does not offer storage for banners (uncollected banners will be disposed of).