Queensland Destination Events Program (QDEP) - Queensland


The objectives of the Queensland Destinatin Events Program are to:

  • Generate local economic activity and development in the host destination;

  • Attract external visitation to the destination; 

  • Drive social and community outcomes for the host destination, noting the important link between community outcomes and economic benefits; and

  • Enhance the profile of the host destination.

The QDEP offers two funding options for regional events:

  • Destination event funding: single year funding for developing events seeking growth ($10,000 - $25,000 per year)

  • Significant event funding: single year or up to three years of funding for events that can demonstrate a strong track record of growth or growth potential ($25,000 - $100,000 per year)

Please visit the Queesland Destination Events Program webpage for more information on eligibilty and application guidelines.

Service type

Support Service

A service offered by government to aid in running a business.


Current and Future Funding Rounds
Funding Round        Round Opens               Round Closes            Eligible Event Dates

15                               1 November 2019           5 February 2020         September 2020 - September 2021
16                                March 2020                    June 2020                    January 2021 - January 2022
17                                July 2020                        October 2020               May 2021 - May 2022

Other resources

Administering agency

Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ)

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ)

Operating address: Level 8, Green Square North Tower
515 St Pauls Terrace
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Mailing address: GPO Box 328
Brisbane QLD 4001
Phone: 07 3535 3535
Email: events@queensland.com
Website: Tourism and Events Queensland Events Support (Opens in new window)