Festivals across Victoria receive major boost via govt funding

Published on : Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Thanks to the latest round of support provided through the Andrews Labor Government’s $20 million Regional Events Fund, festivals across Victoria have received a major boost.

 

From Australia’s largest LGBTIQ regional festival to rose gardens in Morwell, regional Victoria’s calendar of events has something for everyone, attracting thousands of visitors to towns big and small each week.

 

The Regional Events Fund is helping rural and regional towns across Victoria secure strong calendars of events which create local jobs and provide entertainment options for community members.

 

Three events have won backing in the latest round of funding:

 

 

More visitors than ever are choosing to spend time in regional Victoria.

 

Total visitors for the 12 months to the end of March topped 57 million, up 9.5 per cent, while spending rose 10.4 per cent to $11 billion.

 

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