If you are planning an event in Pyrenees Shire, our Events Officer is here to help. With the aim of encouraging and promoting local events and festivals, the Events Officer helps guide groups through the registration and compliance process. Council encourages groups and committees to contact the Events Officer before planning starts so they can obtain important information and gain a better understanding of what is needed to run a successful event.
We recommend that you complete the Event Application Form (download link below) before making contact as this is the starting point for all event registrations and listings on the Shire's websites. The Events Officer can also provide you with our guide to running an event in Pyrenees Shire - EVENTsense. Get in touch with the Events Officer for a copy.
Free publicity and marketing for your event
You can get free publicity and marketing for your event by completing the Event Application Form, and providing a high-resolution photo and/or your event flyer, to the Events Officer for publication in our online event calendars. The Events Officer manages three online calendars - on this website (click here), on our tourism website (click here) and on the EVENTful Pyrenees Facebook page (click here). We also provide regular events bulletins to tourists and local businesses. As they say in the classics, any publicity is good publicity, so send in your event details today!
Kick-Start Events Sponsorship program NEW
Got a new event you want to run? Want to expand an existing event with a new element? Is your new event likely to increase visitors to our region?
Be part of this one-off opportunity and apply for Sponsorship for up to $5000 per event (out of a pool of $30,000). Applications are open now and close Monday 26 July 2021 at 9am.
The Kick-Start Events in Pyrenees Sponsorship Program provides funding support for events to be held in the Pyrenees Region. Events can operate in 2021 and must be completed by 30 June 2022. Our aim is to increase visitors to the region, improve social connectedness, improve community health and well-being, support existing business by generating economic activity, support existing volunteers in their community work and add to existing tourism offerings.
Read the guidelines available before completing the application form.
Kick-Start Application Guidelines(PDF, 238KB)
Kick-Start Application Form
Information on how applications will be assessed(PDF, 161KB)
Event sponsorship guidelines and application form
Pyrenees Shire Council offers Tourism events sponsorship grants, which you can apply for by filling in a form - click on the link below. The fund is rolling so you can apply at any time of the year. Applications from this sponsorship fund must be lodged a minimum of 60 days prior to the event.
Please download the Event Sponsorship Application Form here(PDF, 388KB).
EVENTS OFFICER DETAILS:
Phone (03) 5349 1100 Mobile 0419 326 174
Event Application Form(PDF, 847KB) - feel free to contact the Events Officer (contact details above) after you've filled in this form for advice. Email the Events Officer if you would like a Word version of the document.
Guidelines for Town Entrance Signs for Tourist Attractions or Events(DOCX, 60KB).