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Melbourne is a globally recognised, locally loved, events city; where millions of people enjoy an enviable year-round program of events and festivals. At City of Melbourne, through the Event Partnership Program (EPP), we support free and accessible events that create memorable, engaging and innovative experiences for locals and visitors. We work with our partners and the community to present a diverse and colourful range of events across the city.
Please review the Event Partnership Program Guidelines prior to commencing the application.
The application must highlight how the event aligns to the following Program objectives.
A PROSPEROUS CITY
Partner with events that drive economic impact, business engagement and visitation to the city, whilst reducing Melbourne's ecological footprint. Events will reflect how they can best contribute to building a prosperous city through considered timings, locations and opportunities for alignment between the city and the event.
A CITY FOR PEOPLE
Partner with events which help make Melbourne a city for people by offering programming that is accessible, inclusive, culturally aware, and safe whilst engaging with community groups.
ENHANCE THE EVENT AND HERO THE CITY
Partner with events that grow or enhance event offerings for Melbourne. By creating unique and positive experiences for visitors, events will hero the city and Melbourne's unique character through marketing, engaging programming and event delivery.
Successful events must agree to the following criteria: