Up to $50,000 is available to to help raise the profile of the state as a tourist destination.
The Regional Events Scheme (RES) is an annual funding round administered by Tourism WA. The RES is jointly funded by Tourism WA and the Department of Regional Development through its Royalties for Regions program. The scheme is designed to assist with the development of events as tourist attractions within regional Western Australia.
Regional Events Scheme (RES) aims to:
- Bring additional tourism income to regional communities by increasing visitor numbers and expenditure in the host community.
- Attract media coverage that will help to raise the profile of the region as a tourist destination.
- Extend the length of the traditional tourist seasons and better utilise tourism facilities and services during off-peak or shoulder periods.
- Involve and inspire the local community.
- Extend the length of the traditional tourist seasons and better utilise tourism facilities and services during off-peak or shoulder periods
- Improve the vibrancy and vitality of the State.
In addition to the above, it is advantageous if the event has a strong point of difference and/or profiles the unique features of the town and/or region.
A funding pool of up to $850,000 has been allocated. Event holders can request funding between $5,000 and $50,000.
Tourism WA cannot advise if you should apply or if your event is eligible. It is recommended that you read through the guidelines and if you feel your event sufficiently meets the criteria then it is recommended that you submit an application.
Events must be held between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.
To be eligible for funding, your event must be held within regional Western Australia. The boundaries are determined by the Regional Development Commission Act 1993 and comprise nine regions – Peel, South West, Great Southern, Wheatbelt, Mid West, Gascoyne, Goldfields – Esperance, Pilbara and Kimberley.
Eligible applicants must have an Australian Business Number (ABN) or meet one of the criteria contained in the Australian Taxation Offices’ Statement by a Supplier form. Event holders who have a current sponsorship agreement with Tourism WA for RES funding can apply for additional funding through the current round for a new initiative(s) for the event currently receiving funding.
Applications close 13 December 2016.
2016-17 Successful Recipients
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|Barramundi Dreaming||Kununurra||27 June – 2 July 2016|
|A Taste of Broome||Broome||1 July 2016 – 15 September 2016|
|Stars on the Bastion||Wyndham||2-Jul-16|
|Bridgetown in the Winter – Wonderful Winter Wonderland Opening||Bridgetown||2 – 10 July 2016|
|City to Surf for Activ Regional Series||Karratha, Geraldton, Albany, Busselton||24 July – 14 August 2016|
|2016 Nannup Flower and Garden Festival||Nannup||18- 22 August 2016|
|North West Festival||Port Hedland||19 – 21 August 2016|
|Ningalens Film Competition 2016||Exmouth||20-Aug-16|
|2016-2018 Hidden Treasures Bloom Festival||Kojonup, Cranbrook, Frankland River, Tenterden, Katanning, Broomehill,
Tambellup, Gnowangerup, Ongerup, Borden, Woodanilling, Jerramungup,
Bremer Bay, Pingrup & Nyabing
|16 September – 16 October 2016|
|Zest Festival 2016||Kalbarri||17-Sep-16|
|Blues for the Bush and Community Open Day||Perenjori||23- 25 September 2016|
|Albany Urban Downhill||Albany|
|Meeka Outback Festival 2016||Meekathara||23 – 25 September 2016|
|Outback Fusion Festival||Newman||23- 25 September 2016|
|Southern Art & Craft Trail||Albany, Denmark, Mount Barker, Kojonup, Franklin River, Walpole and
|24 September – 9 October 2016|
|2016 Beverley Heroic||Beverley||1 – 2 October 2016|
|Festivals on the Foreshore||Geraldton||1 – 15 October 2016|
|AFL Masters WA- Broome Carnival||Broome||1 – 8 October 2016|