Event Suppliers Support Program

One-off financial aid payment for an event suppliers business.

As part of the $77 million Safe Transition Industry Support Package, the Event Suppliers Support program provides a one-off financial aid payment for an event suppliers business to partially offset some of the additional costs or lost revenues affected by delay to full border reopening of the Western Australian border or capacity constraints introduced to manage the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the program the event supplier business must:

  • have a valid and active Australian Business Number for the period covered by their application (ABN)
  • be located in Western Australia (WA)
  • have an annual turnover of more than $50,000 per annum (excluding GST)
  • have incurred a 30 per cent reduction in turnover compared to the previous year* over a 6-week period between 5 February to 5 May 2022 due to the delay in the WA border opening or the impact of COVID-19 health and social measures requirements for density limits and social distancing.
    • Note: The equivalent six-week period in the previous calendar year is the preferred comparative period. However, businesses may use the pre-COVID tax year (2018-19) instead.  Also, businesses that have been trading for less than one year can still apply but will need to demonstrate a decline in revenue to another comparable period.
  • have expected to provide goods and services to ticketed events or public free events between 5 February to 5 May 2022
  • be an event supplier business under the following industry categories only:
    • event venue supplier (the venues that hire to events, promoter representative, ticketing staff, gate staff, merchandise providers
    • event hospitality (i.e. food, beverage and added entertainment, including the setup and pack down of events)
    • event staging (i.e. any infrastructure to build and pack down site, including scaffolding and site build)
    • event security
    • event traffic management
    • event audio visual support.
  • have a bank account in the name of the business with an Australian financial institution or bank registered with the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority.
  • have not applied for Performing Arts, Theatres and Cinemas Assistance Program or the Nightclub Assistance Program.

Funding rounds

Round Open Draft review Close Project start/event dates Category
Event Suppliers Support Program 12:00am 25 March 2022 Not applicable 5:00pm 30 June 2022
  • One-off payment for sole trader (non-employing)
  • One-off payment for small business (defined as an employing business with an annual turnover below $1 million)
  • One-off payment for medium to large businesses (defined as employing businesses with an annual turnover of $1 million and above)

Funding overview

dateToCheck: 7/3/2022 5:12:48 PM

Funding closed

Who can apply

Amount available

  • One-off payment for medium to large businesses (defined as employing businesses with an annual turnover of $1 million and above): $50,000
  • One-off payment for small business (defined as an employing business with an annual turnover below $1 million): $25,000
  • One-off payment for sole trader (non-employing): $12,500

Guidelines

Refer to the guidelines for more information before applying.

Event Suppliers Support Program guidelines
Page reviewed 05 April 2022