The Leisure Events Bid Fund has been set up by the South Australian Government and committed to Events South Australia to secure, support or develop new major events for the state.

South Australia’s strong calendar of annual managed and sponsored events is complemented by one-off events, which usually have a high profile or involve a large number of participants. This approach ensures there is a balance of activity across the year and that key venues, facilities and services are used.

The Leisure Events Bid Fund has proudly supported a diverse range of major events such as:

  • ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open (2017- 2022)
  • Adelaide International (2020 – 2024)
  • Mundine v Green II (2017)
  • 2018 Lifesaving World Championships
  • 2019 Australian Scouts Jamboree.

Please read our Leisure Event Bid Fund guidelines for detailed information about the application and sponsorship process.

The Leisure Event Bid Fund supports events on a case-by-case basis. There is no open or close date for applications.

For more information contact the Business Development Team on 8463 4700 or email