Events Update

Events and Physical Distancing

The Australian government is continuing to enact measures in an effort to flatten the curve of COVID-19. The most up to date information regarding these measures and COVID-19 can be found by visiting the Department of Health and Human Services website.

These measures include a variety of social or physical distancing measures, including the banning of events. Now that we are entering times of uncertainty and distancing it is important to remember to practice social connection virtually wherever possible. So grab your thinking hats and consider what is my current experience or offering and how can I share it with my audience if they can’t come to me?

Can you have a tour of your premise? Run online polls? Have a coffee together? Learn a new skill? Host Friday afternoon knock off drinks or a live concert?
If you’re a little stuck for ideas or unsure how to reach your audience, let us know and we can brainstorm together.

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Event Organiser Reminders and Opportunities

Regional events fund round nine now open

Round 12 of the Regional Events Fund is now open.  

The statewide events funding program is highly competitive and only events that satisfy the objectives below are eligible to apply.

  • Increase economic benefits by driving visitation from outside of the region and the state and extending length of stay and yield.

  • Showcase Victoria’s key regional tourism strengths and build Victoria’s reputation as an events destination.

  • Help Victoria to develop a sustainable calendar of regional events.

  • Support Victoria’s visitor economy through economic benefits and branding opportunities.

If you have an event that you believe is eligible, you must discuss your event proposal with Indigo Shire Council and Tourism North East before submitting an Expression of interest. Expressions of Interest close 17 April 2020.

All event organisers required to list events with the regional emergency services

AdobeStock_26123953.jpeg All event organisers have a responsibility to ensure that the regional emergency services are aware of your event. The avenue for notifying Regional Emergency Services is through an ATDW listing. Each week the ATDW list is sent to the regional emergency services so that they are aware of the huge number of events happening across the region. Particularly during the bushfire danger period, this notification is incredibly important for all events. 


Events season is about to launch and we are very excited to see all the amazing events coming through from ATDW. We are aiming to have a packed events calendar for the warmer months and this is powered by your listings. If you need any assistance with ATDW listings please contact Clare Rowland – Tourism Development Officer Industry and Events for more information.