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Seek support for an event

The Gold Coast has a proud history of hosting and promoting events. There are a range of organisations that are ready to assist you to make your event a success.

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Seek support for an event

City of Gold Coast's events team is a one-stop shop for event organisers providing approvals and planning support.

For more information on event-related support, including opportunities for financial assistance, please select from the channels listed below.

Major Events Gold Coast (MEGC)

MEGC's charter is to drive tourism and economic benefit to the Gold Coast through the strategic production, acquisition and investment in major events. Their team of event specialists is determined to ignite the city with a vibrant array of festivals, sporting and cultural events that embrace diversity and showcase the Gold Coast as a world class, global events destination.

If you would like to explore an opportunity with MEGC, visit the MEGC website.

Tourism and Events Queensland's (TEQ) events support

TEQ invests in and/or supports events across three major program groups being:

  • Major Event Investment
  • Queensland Destination Events Program (QDEP)
  • Business Events.

Visit TEQ's website for further information.

Destination Gold Coast (DGC) marketing support

Destination Gold Coast (DGC) is the official destination marketing body for the city and recognises the importance of events in driving visitation to our city. Complete a free Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW) listing to feature on DGC's website, or contact marketing@destinationgoldcoast.com.

Local Councillor support

The City’s Councillors are supportive of events that are designed to provide a benefit to the city and to the residents of their community.

Community Grants Program

The City's Community Grants Programs are designed to assist community organisations to deliver projects or events that benefit the residents of the Gold Coast and promote community outcomes. Community Grants are available via a number of different funding programs run on an annual basis, generally from 1 July. To be eligible to apply for a community grant, community organisations must be able to demonstrate that the project or event meets the objectives of the particular funding program and is aligned to the City's Vision, Gold Coast 2022.

For the most up to date information regarding Council's Community Grants Programs, including opening dates and eligibility criteria, please visit cityofgoldcoast.com.au/communitygrants.

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