15 Jun 2021

The Victorian Government has announced a further $20 million in support for the events industry to lessen the impact of the May to June restrictions.

The Victorian Events Support Package is on top of the more than $500 million set aside to bolster hard-hit businesses in the past 2 weeks.

The Events Support Package delivers grants in the following areas.

Sustainable Events Business Program

The Sustainable Events Business Program provides payments of up to $250,000 to major event organisers, hosts and suppliers who have had the ongoing viability of their event or business significantly affected during the restrictions that began in late May.

Impacted Public Events Support Program

The Impacted Public Events Support Program will deliver grants to event organisers and suppliers of Tier 1 and Tier 2 events (events with 1,001 or more attendees per day) that have incurred costs as a direct result of the recent necessary public health restrictions.

Events organisers may be eligible for up to $25,000 in support and suppliers may be eligible for up to $10,000.

Live Performance Support Program – Presenters

Producers of live performance events, including promoters, venues, producers and artists who promote their own shows, are eligible for up to $7,000 under the Live Performance Support Program (Presenters).

Live Performance Support Program – Suppliers

Contracted suppliers to live performance events – such as artists, performers, technicians and other crew members – are eligible for up to $500 per event, to a maximum of 4 events, under the Live Performance Support Program (Suppliers).

Independent Cinemas Support Program

The Independent Cinemas Support Program provides eligible independent operators required to close due to restrictions with a payment of $12,000 per cinema venue.

For more information see Victorian Events Support Package.