Public Health Emergency in the ACT

A Public Health Emergency has been declared in the ACT for the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.

Caretaker period

On 11 September 2020, the ACT Government assumed a Caretaker role, with an election to be held 17 October 2020. Information on this website will be published in accordance with the Guidance on Caretaker Conventions until after the election and conclusion of the caretaker period.

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Major Event Fund

A new Major Event Fund administered by VisitCanberra has been established to proactively acquire, create or develop tourism events that have the capacity to drive significant interstate and/or international visitation to the ACT.

The creation of the Major Event Fund aligns with the aims of the 2025 Major Events Strategy for the ACT.

To find out more about the Major Event Fund, including how to apply, visit

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