Timeframes for applications

The Major Events Fund is open year round. Applications for the Major Events Fund need to be submitted at least two years in advance of the event commencement date to allow sufficient time to assess the event and develop leverage and legacy programmes to secure benefits off the event/event platform.

The Major Events Fund is seeking events that take place from 1 January 2023, events that take place after this date will be prioritised over other applications.

Timeframes differ depending on the level or funding, and whether the event aligns with our Statement of Investment Priority.

Expression of Interest stage
Applicants will typically be advised whether the Expression of Interest has been approved or declined within one month of submission.

Full application (by invitation only) for Statement of Investment Priority aligned events (under $750,000 investment threshold)
Applicants will typically be advised of an investment decision within three months of submission.

Full application (by invitation only) for Statement of Investment Priority aligned events (over $750,000 investment threshold)
Applicants will typically be advised of investment decisions within four months of submission.

Full application (by invitation only) for non-Statement of Investment Priority aligned events
Applicants will typically be advised of investment decisions within five months of submission.

View timeframes flowchart for applicants [PDF, 104 KB]