Impacted Public Events Support Program extension

A further round of the Impacted Public Events Support Program will open shortly. Details and how to apply for this extended program will be made available soon.

Program Overview

The Impacted Public Events Support Program delivered grants of $25,000 to organisers of Tier 1 and Tier 2 events under the Public Events Framework, which have been postponed or cancelled following restrictions announced on Thursday 27 May 2021.

Suppliers to Tier 1 and Tier 2 events were eligible for a $10,000 grant under this program.

This is an invitation-only program for events registered under the Public Events Framework. Eligible businesses will be invited to apply.

The program is now closed.

Program Guidelines

Impacted Public Events Support Program Guidelines (PDF 292.51 KB)PDF icon

Impacted Public Events Support Program Guidelines (DOCX 1564.41 KB)DOCX icon

For more information please read the Impacted Public Events Support Program frequently asked questions (FAQs).

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible, businesses must:

  • have an approved or registered Tier 1 or Tier 2 public eventwith more than 1000 attendees under the Public Event Framework (PEF) that was scheduled between 11:59pm on Thursday 27 May 2021 and 11:59pm on Thursday 24 June 2021
  • have incurred non-recoverable costs as a direct result of the restrictions associated with an approved or registered Tier 1 or Tier 2 public event by an amount exceeding the grant value
  • have an annual Victorian payroll of up to $10 million in 2019-20 on an ungrouped basis
  • hold an Australian Business Number (ABN) and have held the same ABN at Thursday 27 May 2021
  • be trading solvently at the time of application
  • operate a business or have employees in Victoria
  • have been registered for goods and services tax (GST) on Thursday 27 May 2021
  • be registered with the responsible Australian or Victorian regulator
  • be registered with WorkSafe Victoria
  • attest that the business is supporting its workers to access any paid leave entitlements, or that if a person can work from home, to work from home during the restrictions, and supporting their casual workers, where possible.

Eligibility criteria (suppliers)

To be eligible, suppliers to businesses must:

  • meet the eligibility criteria outlined above, excluding having an approved or registered Tier 1 or Tier 2 public event with more than 1000 attendees under the Public Events Framework (PEF) that was scheduled between 11:59pm on Thursday 27 May 2021 and 11:59pm on Thursday 24 June 2021
  • not have been reimbursed for associated costs already
  • derive 50 per cent or more of their revenue from supplying events.

Grant amount

Organisers of PEF registered Tier 1 and Tier 2 public events were invited to apply for a grant of $25,000.

Nominated suppliers of PEF registered Tier 1 and Tier 2 public events were eligible to apply for a $10,000 grant under this program.

Events held over multiple sessions or days will be considered as a single event.

How to apply

The program is now closed.

Program Guidelines

Impacted Public Events Support Program Guidelines (PDF 292.51 KB)PDF icon

Impacted Public Events Support Program Guidelines (DOCX 1564.41 KB)DOCX icon

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

For more information please read the Impacted Public Events Support Program frequently asked questions (FAQs).