The New South Wales Government is offering funding support to organisers of major events that have been cancelled or significantly disrupted by public health orders.
The $43 million Event Saver Fund will offer funding support for events and festivals, enabling organisers to pay suppliers, staff and recover other costs where an event is cancelled or significantly disrupted due to public health orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Premier Dominic Perrottet said the fund was critical for major events organisers and would provide them with the financial security and certainty to plan and deliver future events in NSW.
“Major events are a key economic driver that create thousands of jobs across the state,” Premier Perrottet said.
“The Event Saver Fund will ensure that organisers aren’t left high and dry as we work through this latest phase of the pandemic and sends a strong signal that the Government is here to support business.”
Major event organisers can now apply online for funding support.
In December 2021, the Victorian Government announced its $230 million COVID-19 Event Insurance product. The 12-month scheme offers certainty to event organisers, with policies including a 100 percent payout for cancellations due to public health orders.