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Funding Opportunities

$20 Million Events Boost to Drive Regional Tourism

Funding body: NSW Government

Funding program: Regional Events Acceleration Fund

Closing date: 04/10/2022

Eligibility:

  • Local Government
  • Event organisers

$25 Million to Celebrate and Connect Local Communities Across Regional NSW

Funding body: NSW Government

Funding program: Reconnecting Regional NSW Community Events Program

Closing date: 24/06/2022

Eligibility:

  • Local Government

Reminder: NSW Regional Business Event Development Fund

Funding body: Regional Conferencing Unit (DNSW)

Funding program: Regional Business Event Development Fund

Closing date: 01/06/2022

Eligibility:

  • Industry / private enterprise
  • Event organisers

Meetings are back baby!

Funding body: Business Events Sydney (NSW Government)

Funding program: Accelerate Sydney Business Events Fund - Round 2

Closing date: 29/04/2022

Eligibility:

  • Industry / private enterprise
  • Event organisers

Closing the Gap in NSW

Funding body: NSW Government

Funding program: 2022 Closing The Gap Strengthening Community Capability Grants

Closing date: 25/03/2022

Funding to support community participation in the arts

Funding body: Festivals Australia

Funding program: Festivals Australia Program 2022

Closing date: 18/03/2022

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Industry Insights

National Visitor Survey snapshot | December 2021

Tourism Research Australia (TRA) has released its monthly snapshot of the National Visitor Survey for December 2021, and overall results indicates an improvement compared to…

R&CA Benchmarking Report released

Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA) has released its 2021 Benchmarking Report, an industry-based survey of business conditions in the restaurant, café and catering industry. The…

Five ways Working Holiday Makers benefit Australia

A new industry insight released by Austrade highlights why the return of Working Holiday Makers (WHM) is good news for Australia's visitor economy. The insight…
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Business & Skills Development

Visitor Economy Development Program EOI now open!

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now open for the Visitor Economy Development Program. Delivered as a key milestone of the Export Ready Industry Development Program,…

Save the Dates | Business Events Educational Workshops

As part of the Business Events Industry Development and Mentoring Program delivered by DSSS in partnership with sector experts Mayvin Global, we will be hosting…

Business Events Mentor Program EOI now open!

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now open for the Destination Sydney Surrounds South Business Events Mentor Program. DSSS is seeking expressions of interest from operators…
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Destination NSW Insights

Destination NSW’s weekly industry bulletin, Insights, is distributed to more than 4,000 registered contacts across the state. Information on Destination NSW marketing campaigns, events, development opportunities, research and general news within the industry is captured in the bulletin.

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