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Budget expansion for Perth’s major events and festivals in 2022 and 2023

Budget expansion for Perth’s major events and festivals in 2022 and 2023
December 23, 2021

A revised budget of $3 million for Perth’s major events and festivals has been approved by City of Perth Council for 2022/23. The increase of more than $1.8 million aims to see Perth become one of Western Australia’s most events-friendly destinations for event organisers by increasing the amount of financial support available to them.

Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas advised “our culture, environment, location and lifestyle make us stunningly unique, and we are ready to take things to the next level. Our legend is growing. We are loud, we are exciting, and we are ready to share Perth with the rest of the world.”

The City's Major Events and Festivals Sponsorship guidelines will be amended to enable the maximum contribution of sponsorship provided by the City of Perth to be 60 % of the total event budget.

The City of Perth will also play a role in the delivery of events at pivotal moments throughout the year, responding to community needs and gaps in the calendar through the annual Signature Events Plan.

Festivals and events approved at the September Ordinary Council Meeting include:

  • ARTRAGE Inc – FRINGE WORLD Festival 2021 ($350,000)
  • Perth International Arts Festival – Perth Festival 2022($263,750)
  • Transplant Australia – 2023 World Transplant Games in Perth ($100,000)


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