For complete details on all Queensland festivals, performing arts, sports events, exhibitions and shows, visit the events section of Tourism and Events Queensland's consumer site: Queensland Holidays
Tourism and Events Queensland’s Regional Development Program (RDP) is an investment program designed to extend the flow of economic and social benefits of events to regional Queensland.
In collaboration with local councils and Regional Tourist Organisations (RTOs), the RDP supports a diverse portfolio of events which help to attract a continuous stream of interstate and international visitors to Queensland while also raising the profile of the state nationally and overseas, encouraging future tourism and investment.
Events that receive funding through the RDP vary in size, theme and purpose and range from music, art and food festivals, to sporting events, and regional and cultural celebrations. These events showcase regional Queensland, attract visitors and enhance their experience, and retain valuable tourism dollars within the region and state.
Tourism and Events Queensland has created the most comprehensive portfolio of supported events of any state in Australia with over $23 million invested through the RDP across 1,067 events since 2001.
Round 25 is now closed.
Applications must be accompanied by letters of tangible support from local Councils and Regional Tourism Organisations in the area where the event is held.
To assist in receiving the correct information from each of these organisations, please download and fill in the templates below.
Download the Council Support Template
Download the Regional Tourism Organisation Support Template
If you have any questions regarding the Program or the application process, please contact Tourism and Events Queensland on 1300 881 255 well before the application closing date.
Please note that late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.