Northern Territory Major Events Company Event Funding

NT Major Events Funding Program

Northern Territory Major Events Company’s event funding and industry development programs, aim to strengthen and increase the quality and capability of festivals and events in the Territory. In doing so, collectively we will positively impact the community and economy through attracting local, interstate and international visitation and fostering community pride.

The primary objectives of the funding program are to:

  • Create new and develop existing events that engage the local community, attract visitors and showcase the Northern Territory.
  • Support improving the quality, safety and professionalism of events, ensuring a memorable experience for all attendees.

What sort of events will be funded?

Through the uniqueness of the Territory, as showcased by our events, are we able to stand apart from other destinations. The Territory is the home to one of the oldest continuous cultures in the world, has witnessed and experienced some of the most poignant moments in Australia’s history and has some of the most recognisable landscapes in the world.

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Types of available funding

The NTMEC Event Funding Program offers:

  1. Community Festivals Funding - to support festivals and events that make the Territory a more enjoyable place to live in, and reveal the Territory's rich histories and cultures
  2. Event Development Funding - to improved visitor experience at a new or existing event through new program elements or improvements
  3. Marketing Funding - to market an existing event to an interstate and/or international audience
  4. Strategic Development Funding - to work with an event  development professional on a once-off project to review event plans and improve documentation


Many events across the Territory have been cancelled, postponed or rescheduled in response to the Australian Government’s precautionary measures to slow down the spread of COVID-19.

This has affected the scheduling of our next funding round, which is now on hold until the Australian Government releases more information about when public events might once again go ahead.

We appreciate this is a difficult time for the Territory’s events industry and organisations, and we will open Round 2 funding as soon as is practicable.

In the meantime, if you have any questions please email or call (08) 8999 6286 during business hours.

Page last updated 24/03/2020