Call for new events on Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island Authority (RIA) and Rottnest Island Chamber of Commerce are seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from industry groups, sporting bodies, the arts community and event organisers to apply for funding for large events through the Event Bid Fund.

Events should be new, unique, and iconic, with the potential to grow over the years and be held from May to October

The Rottnest Island Event Bid Fund aims to support events that will increase the number and diversity of visitors by providing experiences that reflect, sustain, and preserve the Island’s unique location, environment, and cultural heritage.

The fund is intended to support new unique multi-day events in their first year, that attract positive media coverage, support island businesses, and increase visitor numbers.

Individual grants of between $50,000 to $100,000 will be available to successful applicants.

Applications close at 2:30pm on 19 July 2023. For more information, download the Event Bid Fund guidelines (PDF 0.48 MB) or visit Event Bid Fund EOI.