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QDEP Round 18 announced

16 July 2021

More than 20 events across nine Queensland regions will receive a combined $374,500 in funding through the latest round of the Queensland Destination Events Program (QDEP). 

The latest funding is being delivered through Round 18 of QDEP, which has supported 432 events with more than $13.2 million in funding since 2015. 

These events are uniquely Queensland and this year range from participatory sporting events such as Beach Rugby Australia on the Gold Coast, the Ports Short Film Festival in Tropical North Queensland to the Granite Belt Art & Craft Trail in Southern Queensland Country. They also form part of the state’s It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar, which is expected to generate $380 million for the state’s economy in the second half of 2021. 

Funding can be used for event marketing costs, strategic planning, engagement of personnel and infrastructure hire.
 
*event details correct at time of publication



 Event name Destination  Event dates 
 Wynnum Fringe  Brisbane  28 Sep - 16 Oct 2021
 Fitzroy River Barra Bash  Capricorn  27 - 31 Oct 2021
 Yeppoon Running Festival  Capricorn  11 - 12 Sep 2021
 Hervey Bay 100  Fraser Coast  19 - 21 Nov 2021
 Premier Invitational  Gold Coast  24 Sep - 3 Oct 2021
 Crafted Festival  Gold Coast  11 Sep 2021
 Beach Rugby Australia  Gold Coast  11 - 12 Sep 2021
 Queensland State Cup  Gold Coast  26 - 28 Nov 2021
 Gold Coast World Masters  Gold Coast  24 - 30 Oct 2021
 Rumble on the Reef  Mackay  20 Sep - 3 Oct 2021
 Rotary Ride The Range  Southern Queensland Country  10 Oct 2021
 Granite Belt Art & Craft Trail  Southern Queensland Country  29 - 31 Oct 2021
 Warwick Rodeo and Warwick Gold Cup Campdraft  Southern Queensland Country  25 - 31 Oct 2021
 Floating Land Biennale  Sunshine Coast  9 - 24 Oct 2021
 Yonder  Sunshine Coast  25 - 27 Nov 2021
 Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Fest  Sunshine Coast  17 - 19 Sep 2021
 Hamilton Island Triathlon & Ocean Swim Weekend  The Whitsundays  12 - 14 Nov 2021
 Don River Dash  The Whitsundays  10 - 12 Sep 2021
 Port Shorts Film Festival  Tropical North Queensland  15 - 16 Oct 2021
 Mapoon Cullen Point Barra Bash  Tropical North Queensland  2 - 3 Oct 2021
 Outback by the Sea  Tropical North Queensland  25 Sep - 4 Oct 2021