Sponsorship Opportunities 2019/2020

Be part of something bigger

Council runs, supports or facilitates over 300 events every year. Over 442,000 residents and visitors attend these events, mainly aged between 25-64 from across the Georges River area. Approximately 24% of Council event attendees are visiting from other areas.

Our Sponsorship Program offers businesses a way of engaging and connecting with the Georges River community.  Businesses are invited to sponsor events in our diverse Event Program.

Council also supports a number of community run events in either financial or in-kind assistance. Council's Grant, Donations and Sponsorship Policy and Events Strategy guide Council to assess each application and provide a sponsorship agreement where possible.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Georges River Council provides a number of opportunities for businesses to partner with Council for larger events and programs. Council will launch the sponsorship suite of events for the 2019/2020 period via media releases.

Georges River events are multifaceted assets for the community with immense community benefit and value.  Our events help to shape the identity of the Georges River Local Government Area and create a sense of belonging and community well-being. Your organisation can be part of creating something bigger and link your identity with that of the Georges River Community by sponsoring a community event.

Our Events team will work with each sponsor to workshop a mutually beneficial outcome for each sponsorship.

Businesses are encouraged to submit an Expression of Interest to Sponsor an Event to be considered as a potential sponsor.

The events are outlined in the Sponsorship Prospectus suite for 2019/2020.


Magic of Christmas 

Carss Bush Park 
Sunday 1 December 2019
4.00pm - 8.30pm

Lunar New Year Festival 

Forest Road, Hurstville 
Saturday, 18 January 2020
9.00am - 5.00pm

Australia Day Festival

Carss Bush Park 
Sunday, 26 January 2020
9.00am - 9.00pm

Starlight Cinema Series 

Four outdoor locations within the area. Venues and films are TBC but will be held on the following dates; 

  • Friday 28 February 2020
  • Saturday 29 February 2020
  • Friday 6 March 2020
  • Saturday 7 March 2020

6.00pm - 8.30pm (depending on daylight savings)

Night Markets

Two outdoor locations within the area:

  • Hurstville Plaza - Friday, 20 March 2020
  • Kogarah Town Square - Date TBC 

4.00pm - 9.00pm


Councillors Charity Ball 

In partnership with the Salvation Army of Hurstville
Marana Auditorium
Friday, 2 August 2019
Time: 6.30am - 11.00pm

If you wish to be notified of sponsorship opportunities please join our database by forwarding your contact details and business information to events@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au or phoning 9330 6400 and asking for the Events Team.  

Council Support Opportunities

Council considers a number of requests of support for community-run events. Over $100,000 worth of financial and in-kind support are awarded to community groups who can demonstrate their event management competence, community benefit and ability to fund the majority of their event. 

In order to be eligible for sponsorship, please read the Grant, Donations and Sponsorship Policy before filling in the Request for Council Support for Community Run Events and the Event Application Form. To be considered, applications must be received at least 12 weeks prior to the event. For more information, please contact the Events Team on 9330 6400.

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