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Conference, Convention & Championship Incentives

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Program information

Aim of the Incentive Program

Conference, convention and championship incentives are available to encourage associations, corporate organisations and local/state government to host their conferences, conventions or championships within the Launceston municipality during the tourism off-peak and shoulder seasons.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The conference, or at least one major component of the conference, convention or championship, must be held in the Launceston municipality;
  • There must be a minimum of 50 intrastate/interstate/international delegates/participants (not including partners & family members) who are staying a minimum of 2 nights in accredited accommodation;
  • Only conferences, conventions or championships held in Launceston for the first time, or those which have not been held in Launceston within the last 3 years are eligible;
  • Applications must be received no later than 90 days prior to the conference/convention or championship;
  • The Launceston Travel & Information Centre must be utilised for information on accommodation, pre and post tours, partner programs or transport.  Please contact the Tourism & Business Events Officer on (03) 6323 3000 or Conferences@launceston.tas.gov.au

 For further information regarding Conference, Convention & Championship Incentives Program please refer to the Program Guidelines (Conference, Convention & Championship Incentives - Guidelines).

Funding available

The City of Launceston's Incentive Program offers the following incentives subject to eligibility criteria and available funding:

1 May - 31 August incentive of $20 per delegate up to a maximum of $15,000;

1 September - 30 September incentive of $10 per delegate up to a maximum of $10,000.

No further payment or in-kind support (e.g. Event Sponsorship, Community Grant, road closure fees, hire of City of Launceston venues or Civic Receptions) will be provided beyond that detailed above.

Available incentive funding in any given year will be subject to budget allocation by the Council for that financial year.

For further information please contact the program manager by telephoning 6323 3351 or Cherie.Holmes@launceston.tas.gov.au