Major Events Grants

The Shire is committed to supporting major events of State or National significance that attract visitors, generate economic activity, engage the community and promote the region. We look to support events that:

  • attract visitors as participants, spectators and support crews
  • maximise the economic benefits to local businesses
  • are inclusive, foster healthy lifestyles and are respectful of the local community; and
  • are environmentally responsible and support the preservation of our unique natural environment.
Major Events Grants

Major Events Grants Funding

  • Applications are for up to $20,000 per year (inc GST) 
  • Applications for 2023-24 are now closed.
  • If the funding pool has not been exhausted, a second round may open in September 2023. 
  • Applications for multi-year funding up to three years will be considered.



Please download the guidelines below to find out about:

  • Priorities
  • Eligibility
  • Funding amounts
  • Conditions of funding
  • Application process.

How to submit your application

Please download and complete the application form and submit it to the Shire by email to [email protected] or by post to:

Chief Executive Officer

Shire of Augusta Margaret River

PO Box 61

Margaret River WA 6285

Note: Application forms are available in hard copy if required.

2023-24 Grant recipients

Successful recipients of Major Events Grants for 2023-24 included Rapid Ascent Ultramarathon $10,000, Strings Attached WA Guitar Festival $10,000,  Fine Vines $7,500 and Kiteboarding WA for the Augusta Big Air Nationals $7,500.  All amounts include GST. 

2022-23 Grant recipients

Successful recipients of Major Events Grants for 2022-23 included CinefestOz $22,000, Strings Attached WA Guitar Festival $12,100, Fine Vines $9,900, in addition to Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival $16,500, Cabin Fever $11,000, Cape to Cape Mountain Bike Race $11,000, Kiteboarding Australia Wave Nationals $8,250, Lunar Circus $8,250, Margaret River Region Open Studios (MRROS) $13,750, Rapid Ascent Ultramarathon $11,000 and the Margaret River Pro $22,000. All amounts include GST. 

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