Events Attraction Fund

Council’s ‘Invest Mackay Events and Conference Attraction Programs’ supports the attraction of major sporting and cultural events, concerts and conferences to stimulate the local economy.

Mackay Regional Council seeks to support major events and conferences that achieve the following outcomes:

  • Raise awareness of the Mackay region by contributing destination image and appeal.
  • Attract overnight visitation and expenditure from outside the region and increase length-of-stay.
  • Contribute to, enhance and grow the regional economy by generating new investment and developing business and industry.
  • Fostering community pride.

For more information please download the attached program guidelines.

Mackay Regional Council will consider supporting events and conference that meet the criteria for one of the four event categories ‐ emerging regional events, significant regional events, major events and hallmark events.

An expression of interest form is to be submitted by applicants who wish to be considered for funding. To obtain a copy of the expression of interest form please contact Council’s Economic Development on – email or call 1300 MACKAY (622 529).

Expressions of interest are to be submitted with a minimum window of six months lead time to utilise the funding to help develop and grow the event in line with the objectives of the program. Please note – The assessment duration for applications can take up to 8 weeks to process.