More Funding to Bring Territory Events to Life

The Territory is home to some of Australia’s most unique events, and Northern Territory Major Events Company (NTMEC) has just opened its latest round of Event Funding to find exciting new ones, and help some of those that already exist develop further.

NTMEC typically offers two rounds of funding per year. Two new categories were added to the program in August this year and are on offer again this round – Mass Participation Event and Major Event. The Event Development and Community Event categories also return.

There were 25 successful submissions in the August round, including five Mass Participation Events which means events that attract more than 300 visitors who will stay in paid accommodation for at least three nights.

Other successful submissions included four Major Event applications, four Event Development applications and 12 Community Event applications. Events ranged from sporting championships and cultural festivals to children’s events and music festivals.
Independent research has shown just seven NTMEC-supported events delivered an economic benefit of $8.4 million in the 2020-2021 financial year.

Applications open tomorrow. To apply for Event Funding, visit Please note, to keep our community safe, in order to be eligible for event funding you must comply with the latest Chief Health Officer COVID-19 directions as they apply to festivals and events, including the mandatory vaccination of all workers. To find out the latest directions, visit