COVID Advice and Information

COVID Advice and Information

Risk Assessment and Management is always a crucial part of event planning and Encanta Event Management consider many potential disruptive threats which can occur at any time and affect the normal event delivery process. Encanta has a COVID-19 Planning Group who meet on a regular basis to continuously assess government updates and regulations to ensure our clients are in safe hands. We ensure all partners and suppliers have COVID-19 safe procedures in place and adhere to all government regulations and hygiene practices. Processes and procedures are reviewed on a regular basis to ensure that we can adapt our client’s event program should government advice require change. Every potential risk or emergency situation is examined and an Encanta Event Risk Management Plan is put in place for all client events, including use of internationally recognised tools, such as the WHO – COVID Risk Assessment Checklist, as a guide. Our focus is on the level of event disruption which may arise and managing ongoing client, delegate, supplier, contractor and staff safety and security during all client events.


Below links offer the most up-to-date Australian Government and World Health Organisation information:

Health Information: https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert

Travel Updates: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/COVID-19

World Health Organisation (WHO) website link: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019


Federal Government Business Events Grants

For full information click on this link:

https://www.austrade.gov.au/Australian/Tourism/Tourism-and-business/Grants/Business-events-grants-program/business-events-grants-program

Questions about grant applications, eligibility or the program guidelines should be directed to the Business Grants Hub by calling 13 28 46 or email business.events@industry.gov.au.

Domestic Business Event Grants

Who: Melbourne Convention Bureau
The offer: Up to $25,000 per event to offset event costs through their National Business Events Program. Up to 50 percent of funding may be paid to organisers prior to event delivery.
Where to find out more: The Melbourne Convention Bureau website.

Who: The NSW Government through Business Events Sydney
The offer: The NSW Government has allocated $5.5 million to directly fund business events. More details of how much individual events can receive should be available shortly.
Where to find out more: Find them at meetinsydney.com.au.

Who: Tourism and Events Queensland
Where to find out more: The Tourism and Events Queensland website

Who: Brisbane Economic Development Agency
The offer: $50 per in-person delegate for events in Brisbane until December 2022. Funding is to be spent on event costs.
Where to find out more: All the details are on the Brisbane EDA website.

Who: Business Events Cairns & Great Barrier Reef
The offer: An average of $50 per delegate, with subvention funding granted on a case-by-case basis.
Where to find out more: Contact Kylie Brand at the bureau on 07 4015 1239 or by email.

Who: Northern Territory Business Events
The offer: $100 per delegate to be spent on local event costs through the NT Business Events Support Fund.
Where to find out more: Full details and an application form can be found on the Northern Territory Business Events website.

Who: Business Events Perth
The offer: $30 per delegate to a maximum of $30,000.
Where to find out moreBusiness Events Perth’s website has all the details.

Who: Business Events Sunshine Coast in collaboration with Sunshine Coast Council
The offer: Funding for business events to be held on the Sunshine Coast (amounts not qualified).
Where to find out moreBusiness Events Sunshine Coast’s website has all the details and the application form.

Who: Business Events Tasmania
The offer: Up to $150 per delegate through Tasmania’s Business Events Attraction Fund.
Find out more: Call the bureau for more information on (03) 6231 1366 or send them an email.