Melbourne Showgrounds Events Eligible For City of Melbourne Event Grants

10 Dec 2020 9:10 AM | Abby Fields (Administrator)

Melbourne Showgrounds, operated by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, is Melbourne's largest and most versatile venue, offering unique and flexible indoor and outdoor spaces designed to host a variety of events and activities including trade shows, exhibitions, expos, festivals and much, much more. The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, a not-for-profit, member-based organisation, has for over 170 years promoted excellence in Victorian agriculture, showcased food and beverage produce and producers, created vibrant event spaces and presented premier events.

The Melbourne Showgrounds is uniquely placed given the huge outdoor areas and multiple large venue spaces (varying from 1,500 sqm to 10,000 sqm). This means that virtually any event that is approved to proceed from a COVID Safe perspective would be possible at the Melbourne Showgrounds, especially the fantastic conference and dining space we were exhibiting at AuSAE LIVE – The Victoria Pavilion.

In addition, recent AV upgrades by Encore Event Technologies in the venue spaces & the appointment of a new catering partner make Melbourne Showgrounds the perfect location for your 2021 events.

The City of Melbourne recognises the events industry contributes strongly to their bold, innovative and sustainable city. They also recognise the events industry is facing unprecedented challenges during COVID-19. 

As part of their reactivation initiatives, and in partnership with the Victorian Government, they are now providing grants up to $100,000 to help deliver COVID-safe events in 2021. Melbourne Showgrounds have been encompassed in the area covered for event grants.

Apply now for grants:

  • up to $25,000 for small events, exhibitions and activations
  • up to $100,000 for medium to large events – this requires evidence of funding from other sources.

Special consideration may be given to proposals seeking funding above $100,000.

To apply for the City of Melbourne Reactivation Event Grants to support you host your event, please click here.

Contact: James Gilham | 0403 657 624 |

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