Events & Festivals
Events in the City of Busselton
With its sparkling blue ocean in the protected Geographe Bay,white sandy beaches, lush forests and well maintained open spaces, the City of Busselton has developed a reputation as the place to come for events, cementing itself as the 'Events Capital WA'. Boasting a wide variety of events, from music, arts and cultural events, community events and a range of sporting events to cater for all interests and fitness levels! No matter what you're into, there's always something happening in the City of Busselton.
To find out about upcoming events in the City of Busselton and the Cape to Cape Region, please see our What's On page.
Key annual events include:
The popularity and frequency of events in the region has created the need for a formal Event Policy and application process. If you are planning an event please refer to the Events Policy (Council Policy: 231) to determine if your event is required to complete this formal process.
Event Sponsorship Programme 2017/18
Recognising the positive economic and social benefits events and tourism has on the region, the City has developed an Event Sponsorship Programme that aims to assist in the funding and attraction of year-round events to the region, bridging the existing events shoulder season and further advancing the region as the Events Capital WA.
Every proposal for an event seeking sponsorship from the City of Busselton is required to complete an Event Sponsorship Application. This format has been designed to ensure:
- Planning for every event is rigorous, transparent and comprehensive;
- Annual events use the Event Sponsorship Application as a planning tool to continually improve the quality of the event; and
- The City’s Marketing and Events Reference Group can assess each proposal fairly and equitably.
The Event Sponsorship Program opens twice a year for applications, in March and September.
Prospective applicants are welcome to contact Peta Tuck, Events Coordinator on 9781 0302 to discuss their event.
City of Busselton Surfing Events
Surfing Events held within the City of Busselton are managed by the Events Policy, adopted by Council on 14 September 2016. This policy will be used to manage and administer the number and types of competitive Surfing Events utilising City of Busselton managed reserves. To access a PDF copy of this policy please see the link above.
If you are an event organiser interested in holding a new surfing event on City of Busselton managed land, please contact the City of Busselton.
Who to Contact
Events Coordinator - Peta Tuck
Ph: (08) 9781 0302
Ph: (08) 9781 0395