NSW to spend $200m to attract major events over four years

The major events sector in NSW will get a $200 million boost as the state looks to attract global events for Sydney and regional NSW.

The new $200 million State Significant Event Fund will be delivered over four years.

Tourism Minister Stuart Ayres said the creation of the State Significant Event Fund would extend the opportunities for NSW in terms of visitation and global profile.

“Getting more visitors to Sydney and regional NSW, giving them high quality experiences and offering a smorgasbord of events to include in their itinerary will propel us toward our goal of being the premier visitor economy and events capital of the Asia Pacific by 2030,” he said.

“This is about letting the world know that we are open, our State is thriving, and there is nowhere better to visit right now.

“We know visitors are looking for unforgettable experiences so we want to secure blockbuster international concerts for Sydney and regional NSW venues, exhibitions direct form the world’s top galleries, high profile international sporting code events and events celebrating fashion and design, popular culture, and creativity and innovation.”