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Event sponsorship

Seeking support for your event?

The City of Victor Harbor is committed to promoting the region and providing activities and events that encourage a vibrant community culture and community interaction, in an ecological sustainable manner.

In the 2018/19 budget the City of Victor Harbor committed $160,000 towards the management and support of events held in the region including:

Major events managed by the City of Victor Harbor

  • Victor Harbor Rock ‘N’ Roll Festival, 14-16 September 2018
  • New Year’s Eve Celebrations, 31 December 2018

Major events supported by the City of Victor Harbor 

  • Victor Harbor Food & Wine Festival, 14 January 2019
  • Rotary Art Show, 13 – 21 January 2019
  • ASICS Victor Harbor Triathlon, 10 March 2019
  • Granite Island Run, 24 March 2019
  • Coast to Coast Bike Ride, 31 March 2019
  • Encounter Celebrations, 8/9 & 14 April 2019
  • Mt Alma Mile Hill Climb Car Rally, 30/31 March 2019
  • British Classics Tour,  6 May 2019
  • Victor Harbor Half Marathon, 11 November 2018
  • Schoolies Festival, 24-26 November 2018
  • Australian Junior National Surfing Titles, 31 November - 8 December 2018
  • Rotary Victor Harbor Christmas Pageant, 8 December 2018

Sponsorship requests

Events that demonstrate a contribution towards achieving Council’s long-term social, environmental, economic and leadership strategic objectives may be eligible to apply for sponsorship (in-kind or cash) to support their event.


Requests under $500 (once-off - in-kind or cash)

Not-for-profit or community groups seeking once-off sponsorship under the value of $500 (in-kind or cash) can apply in writing seeking support under Council’s donations policy. Letters must be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer and sent to PO BOX 11, Victor Harbor or emailed to localgov@victor.sa.gov.au


Requests over $500 (in-kind or cash)

Sponsorship requests over $500 (in-kind or cash) are to be submitted on the Sponsorship Application Form(138 kb).

All sponsorship requests received over $500 must be submitted to Council for approval.

Council administration requires a minimum of three (3) months notice to process sponsorship requests. 

Please note: completion of the sponsorship request form does not guarantee sponsorship. Each application is assessed against the following assessment criteria. 


Assessment Critera

1. Economic impact of the Event
  • Potential to attract additional visitors and economic activity (ie by attracting visitors to stay overnight and supporting local business).
  • Opportunity to strengthen Victor Harbor as a tourist destination and encourage return visits.
  • Represents a positive return on Council’s investment where provided.
2. Timing of the Event
  • Consideration will be given to the timing of the Event having regard to availability of accommodation and the potential to compliment or conflict with another Event.
  • Preference is given to Events which are proposed during either shoulder or low tourism seasons (May – September).
3. Image and Marketing Exposure
  • Demonstrate a level of demand for the Event with clearly defined objectives and outcomes.
  • Consider the ability of the Event to attract positive media exposure for Victor Harbor.
  • Demonstrate an ability to generate a high level of public interest through marketing and media campaigns.
  • Enhance a broader public awareness of our region.
4. Financially sound
  • Event organisers must demonstrate alternative revenue sources for their Event.
  • Those sources may include organiser’s capital, donations, sponsorship (cash and in-kind) from private and relevant public sector bodies, earnings from ticket sales and merchandising.
  • Annual or recurring Events supported by Council will be required to demonstrate long-term sustainability.
5. Environmental Impact
  • Demonstrate that the Event will have a minimal impact on the natural environment by embracing environmental sustainability principles and appropriate waste minimisation practices such as recyclable products. 


Application Form 

Sponsorship requests over $500 (in-kind or cash) are to be submitted on the Sponsorship Application Form(138 kb).


More Information?

Contact Council's Festivals and Events Officer (Major Events & Sponsorship) on 8551 0500 or localgov@victor.sa.gov.au - available Tuesday to Thursday weekly. 

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