media releases
Apply now for Australia Day event grants
October 3, 2022

Funding is now available to help community groups plan Australia Day events and activities in The Middle of Everywhere.

Wellington Shire Council is offering funding to support community events and activities across the municipality on Australia Day 2023.

Community groups wishing to conduct an event or activity to celebrate this great nation can apply for funding.

Grant funding is available for Australia Day ceremonies and celebrations that reflect the nation’s diversity, past achievements and bright future.

The level of support provided by Council will depend on the capacity of the event to deliver benefits to the Wellington community and reflect the purpose of Australia Day.

Applications are available via SmartyGrants. Find the application form, guidelines, and assessment criteria at

Applications close at 4pm on Tuesday 8 November 2022.

Groups can also contact Council's Grants Officer on 1300 366 244 to discuss their application, event or activity.

View Recent Releases

view all
Sign-up to our Digital Edit newsletter today and stay up to date!