Wellington Major Events Fund

This fund's purpose is to deliver strong economic, reputational and social outcomes for Wellington

Events we have invested in

We take a portfolio-wide approach to event attraction and investment decisions within the city to deliver significant outcomes to Wellington.

Wellington has a reputation for delivering exceptional events and experiences. We have invested in and worked in partnership with a wide range of major events; from our recurring major events such as New Zealand Festival of the Arts, World of WearableArt Awards Show, Jim Beam Homegrown and Beervana, to world-class exhibitions such as Terracotta Warriors (2019) and Digital Nights Wellington: Van Gogh Alive (2020), and international concert tours such as Eminem (2019), Queen + Adam Lambert (2020) and Guns N’ Roses (2017).

We have invested in and hosted World Cups and international Test matches with an international audience, such as the British and Irish Lions Tour (2017), FIFA World Cup qualifier match All Whites v Peru (2017), the ICC Cricket World Cup (2015) and the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup (2022).

All whites vs. peru westpac sky staduim crowd cheering Octber 2017
WOW on the waterfront with sign 2017
events westpac stadium credit Skyzone NZ westpac sky stadium aerial birds eye harbour ocean waterfront sports field 5
Downtown shakedown event waitangi parkDecember 2020

Wellington Major Events Strategic Framework

Download the full Wellington Major Events Strategic Framework here, which includes our criteria:

Wellington Major Events Strategic Framework PDF 1.9MB

Expression of Interest

The Wellington Major Events Fund invests in events that deliver strong economic, reputational and social outcomes for Wellington. If your event strongly aligns with the criteria, and you've read the Wellington Major Events Strategic Framework, then please fill in our Expression of Interest form below.

Once successfully submitted, you will immediately receive a copy of your submission to your nominated email address. If you do not receive this, please email [email protected].

Get in touch

For further information please contact Tiana Rakete, Major Events Development Manager, on +64 2 2364 5804 or [email protected]