The increase of more than $1.8 million will help the City of Perth in its journey to become WA’s most events-friendly destination for event organisers by increasing the amount of financial support available to them.

Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas said a key focus was to support ‘uniquely Perth’ events that build on and communicate Perth’s brand and cultural identity.

“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,” he said.

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 is up to 60 per cent 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.


Major Festivals and Events approved at the September Ordinary Council Meeting:

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)


Issued by: Brooke Hunter, Senior Media and Communications Advisor,

The City of Perth acknowledges the Whadjuk Nyoongar people as the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters where Perth city is situated today, and pay our respect to Elders past and present.