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Australia Day Event Grants

Wellington Shire Council has grants available for community groups organising Australia Day Events.

Community groups wishing to conduct a ceremony to celebrate Australia Day can apply for funding. The level of support provided will depend on the capacity of the event to deliver outcomes that are beneficial to the Wellington Community, and reflect the purpose of Australia Day.

Grant funding is available for Australia Day celebrations that reflect contemporary Australia: our diverse society and landscape, our remarkable achievements and our bright future. Events also provide an opportunity to reflect on our nation's history, and to consider how we can make Australia an even better place in the future. 

The grant period is now OPEN, and will close on Friday 26 October 2018. Applications may be submitted by completing the form below.

Australia Day Celebration Events - Funding Guidelines and Criteria (43KB)


    Australia Day Event Funding Grant Application Form

    Event Details


    Event organisers have a duty of care under the Victorian Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 to provide a safe operational environment. Under this legislation, event organisers must ensure, so far as reasonably practicable, that the employees or volunteers working at the event or members of the public attending the event are not exposed to health and safety risks.
    13. Applicants must include a current copy of their Liability insurance that will be used to cover the event. Funding will not be processed until this is received.


    I have read Wellington Shire Council’s Funding Guidelines and Criteria for Australia Day Celebration Events (attached above) and attached a copy of the Liability insurance for the event. * (required)
    I agree that I am authorised to make this application on behalf of the applicant organisation and that if successful, the applicant organisation agrees to abide by the conditions of the grant or sponsorship. * (required)
    I acknowledge Wellington Shire Council's Privacy Statement. * (required)

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