Festivals & Events

Hobsons Bay City Council has a rich history of supporting arts, cultural, community, sporting, tourism and special interest events. From neighbourhood initiatives to major events, Hobsons Bay supports a diverse and expanding calendar of events that create vibrancy and contribute to making the city a great place to live and to visit. 

Events and festivals play an important role in fostering a strong sense of community, local pride and cultural identity and provide a greater understanding and appreciation of where we live. They can generate a range of tourism and economic benefits, helping build the profile of our city and showcasing its key attributes.

To support the sustainability of the events program, and to ensure events and festivals can continue to evolve and meet the needs of the community, Council has developed the Hobsons Bay Events and Festivals Plan 2016-2021.(PDF, 836KB) The Plan provides a strategic direction for the development of events and festivals in and provides a framework for decision-making and planning. Information on progress and outcomes for the first year of the Plan, can be found in the Year One Progress Report(PDF, 834KB).

Aligned with the Plan, is the Events and Festivals Funding Policy(PDF, 558KB). The Policy outlines the principles, criteria and process for the allocation of Council funds to events and festivals.

Upcoming events

Check out what's happening in Hobsons Bay on our events listing page.

Events and Festivals in Hobsons Bay

If you live in the inner west, chances are you have experienced more than one of our festivals and events.

Events & Festivals Funding Opportunities

Major and special events, local events and festivals, small/short lead events.

Holding an event

Important information about holding an event in Hobsons Bay.

Notifications: event related impacts, road closures and fireworks

Important information on event related impacts, road closures and fireworks

Community Signboards

Council provides two community signboard sites for local not for profit organisations or community groups based in Hobsons Bay.

Filming in Hobsons Bay

Hobsons Bay City Council has many sites available for filming and photography.

Arts and Events enews

Find out what's happening across Hobsons Bay

GOWEST

GOWEST collectively brings together local organisations and artists supporting and representing the GLBTIQ community.