Event support

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Event toolkit

Got a great event idea but not sure where to start? 

We can help with that.  

The documents below make up our event toolkit – everything you need to organise your event, let people know about it, and to measure your success afterwards.  

City of Ballarat Event Toolkit 

Part A documents 


Part C documents 
(ATDW is the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse - the national online database for tourism and event information.) 


Part D documents 

Events grants

Tourism Events Grants program 

What's it for? Events that advance and encourage increased visitation, participation and yield and/or contribute to the presentation or marketing of Ballarat as a tourism destination of choice
Who can apply? Organisers of events that meet the guidelines. 
How much? Up to $25,000. 
Need more info? The Tourism Grant Guidelines outlines the considerations, assessment criteria, and conditions of applications. We recommend contacting our Community Events team on 5320 5500 or tegp@ballarat.vic.gov.au to discuss your proposal in more detail before applying.

Eligible proposals can access the online application form.

Note: The application process, from submission to final outcome, may take up to three months. At minimum applications must be received at least 3 months prior to the event being held to allow adequate time for the review and decision making processes, however earlier submissions are strongly encouraged.

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