Northern Territory Major Events Company Event Funding

Festivals and events deliver a strong cultural identify for a region, and have the potential to deliver broader economic and social benefits for the community and the Territory.

The Northern Territory Government’s Department of Tourism and Culture’s vision is to create compelling reasons to live in and visit the Northern Territory. Tourism is a cornerstone of the NT economy, supporting thousands of small and medium size businesses and nearly 17,000 direct and indirect jobs across a range of sectors.

The Northern Territory Major Events Company (NTMEC) facilitates a twice-yearly funding program to create new and develop existing events to better engage the local community, attract visitors and showcase the Northern Territory.

Three different funding streams are offered -

Event Development Funding, which supports events to grow their audiences through expanded programming.

Marketing Funding, which supports interstate event marketing.

Strategic Development Funding, which offers once-off funding support to undertake projects which build capability, sustainability and ensure a safe event environment

If you have any questions, please feel free to email, or call 08 8999 6286 or 08 8999 5330 during business hours.

NTMEC Event Funding Rounds are currently closed. 2019/20 Event Funding dates and updated Funding Guidelines will be announced in coming weeks.

The Guidelines from 2018 can be accessed below.


Page last updated 27 March 2019