Applications are now open for the next round of the National Business Events Program, offering eligible event organisers more choice and more cash to offset costs for hosting events anywhere in Victoria.

The expanded program boasts increased funding amounts, up to $90,000 per applicant to hold multiyear business events in Melbourne, plus grants available up to $25,000 per applicant to hold events in regional Victoria before 31 December 2023.

The funding program originally launched in May has been topped up to provide a three-fold cash boost to attract events to Melbourne and a new funding stream is now available for events hosted in regional Victoria.

This significant cash injection can be put towards accommodation, venue hire, transport and other event costs, and depending on where the event is held, 50 per cent may be payable before the event commences to cover upfront expenses.

Eligible events include conferences, trade exhibitions, workshops and seminars, as well as corporate meetings and incentive group events with a business event program.

Grants are available for a limited time with applications closing 31 December 2021, or earlier, if available funding is exhausted. 

If you have ever wanted to host your event in Melbourne or regional Victoria, now is the time to get planning and submit your application.

Secure your event support in Melbourne and regional Victoria by applying now.