The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder recognises the importance of events in contributing to the vitality of the City, the activation of spaces, the sense of community and well-being, and increased economic benefit.

The purpose of the City’s Event Sponsorship Program is to position Kalgoorlie-Boulder as a significant event destination in partnership with community organisations and businesses that make positive contributions to the quality of life in the City and our local economy.

The Special Event Sponsorship Program aligns with the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Strategic Community Plan and aspires to promote a City that:

  • Is a dynamic, diverse, and attractive place for tourists;
  • Cultivate a strong and vibrant local business environment.

Categories of the Sponsorship Program Consist of:

Category Amount Application to be lodged at City
Partnerships $10,001 + Two months prior to event
Sponsorship $2,001 - $10,000 One month prior to event
Quick Response $0 - $2,000 Separate application for small-scale or time sensitive projects and events


Partnerships are requests for sponsorship that are over $10,000 and are the highest category of event sponsorship targeting large scale, high profile events that have a significant positive economic impact on Kalgoorlie-Boulder. All Partnership requests require a written report to be presented to Council for assessment at the next appropriate Ordinary Council Meeting. The council report is compiled by City Officers after the initial assessment of the application.


Sponsorship applications of between $2001 and $10,000 are required to be submitted one month prior to the event or project date. This category of sponsorship caters for new or established events that attract a significant amount of visitors to the City, generate high volumes of community participation and have a direct and positive impact on the City.

Quick Response Sponsorship

Quick Response sponsorship makes funding accessible for small scale projects and events that build and reinforce the unique and positive attributes of the City and activate underutilised spaces within both of the Kalgoorlie and Boulder Central Business districts. This category encourages business and community involvement in events and activities.

When should I submit a sponsorship application?

Please ensure that you read through the program Guidelines for more detailed information including who can apply, who will not be funded, application process and reporting requirements. You can then download or complete the application process online by selecting the appropriate category application in the Quick Links section of this page.

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