Victorian Government announces funding for business events
The Victorian Government has acknowledged the value of business events, with a new funding package to attract more events to Melbourne.
Announced on 8 April 2021 by Acting Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Mary-Anne Thomas, the program will offer funding of up to $25,000 for eligible events including conferences, exhibitions, workshops and seminars.
“Business events lead to an increase in accommodation bookings and spending in hospitality venues, supporting jobs across the economy,” she said.
The grants can be used to fund venue hire, accommodation, transport, and other event costs, with 50 percent payable before the event commences to minimize any financial risk.