Coffs Harbour City Council’s Stadium and Major Events Section work closely with event organisers, suppliers, and venues across the Coffs Coast, as well as other government agencies. They are here to provide guidance and support to assist in planning your next event.

Please contact the Stadium and Major Events team for further information

Email: smebookings@chcc.nsw.gov.au

Phone: 02 6648 4950

Address: Rigby House, Coff Street,
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

Post: Coffs Harbour City Council, Stadium and Major Events Team
Locked Bag 155, Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450

In 2016 Council adopted the Coffs Harbour Events Strategy 2020 and the Coffs Coast Tourism Strategic Plan 2020.  Together, these two plans form the pathway to attract and retain a variety of events which position the Coffs Coast as the foremost regional destination for festivals, events, leisure and nature based tourism and cultural experiences.

The Stadium and Major Events Team is here to assist you in the planning and preparation for a safe and successful event on the Coffs Coast. Our aim is to highlight the important planning considerations and provide you with easy to access information, tips, resources and templates to help deliver your next event.

In addition to the helpful tools and resources available on this site, below is some information on potential event support programs:

Coffs Harbour City Council Funding

 

Coffs Harbour City Council Event Seed Funding and Event Destination Funding

Coffs Harbour City Council offers a funding program to event organisers in two key areas;

  • Event Seed Funding: for start-up or new events running within the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area (LGA), aimed at providing support to events in their most critical early stages.
  • Event Destination Marketing Funding: for events targeting overnight visitation from outside the Coffs Harbour LGA. This funding is designed to assist in developing a marketing campaign to drive visitation to the Coffs Coast, and the event, from outside the LGA.

Both funds are also looking for events that support outcomes of economic stimulation, regional branding, and community benefit.

The Coffs Harbour City Council Event Funding program is currently open for submissions; Round 2 will close at 5pm, Friday 15th December 2017. 

Click here to begin your submission

To see the events that were successful in gaining funding or support in the 2017/18 round click here

 

Arts & Cultural Grants

Coffs Harbour City Council funding program supporting arts and cultural initiatives including events. The program is run annually.

For further information visit the Community Arts and Cultural Development Grants page

Destination NSW Event Funding

Coffs Harbour City Council collaborates with the NSW Government‘s tourism and events agency, Destination NSW, which is responsible for the development of festivals and events in Sydney and Regional NSW. The key program aimed at developing festivals and events in regional NSW is the Regional Flagship Events Program.

The Regional Flagship Events Program identifies and supports events in Regional NSW that have the potential to act as ‘cornerstone’, or Flagship, tourism events for their area by attracting overnight visitation and delivering long term benefits to their region.

The three funds that sit under the umbrella of this program are:

  • The Incubator Event Fund
  • The Flagship Event Fund
  • And The Event Development Fund.

Events on the Coffs Coast have been regularly supported through this program as both recipients of the one off and triennial funding.

For further information visit Destination NSW

Festival Australia Grants

The Department of Communications and the Arts offers a Federal government funding program providing approximately $1.2 million each financial year to support the presentation of arts and cultural activities that will enable community members living in regional or remote Australia to participate in or attend an arts driven experience at a festival, or significant one-off community celebration. There are two rounds of funding which generally close in October and March each year

For further information visit Department of Communications and the Arts website

Planning an event in the Bellingen Shire?

The Bellingen Events Hub provides resources and advice to assist you to stage a successful event in the Bellingen LGA, including approvals, grants, planning information and more.

Check out www.bellingeneventshub.com.au

Coffs Coast Events is part of the
Coffs Harbour City Council.