Festival and Events Triennial Funding Awarded

Jazz band playing in the streets of Eltham

The Festivals and Events Triennial funding program provides major ongoing support for Festivals and Events in Nillumbik over a period of three years. 

2023-26 recipients

Eltham Jazz, Food and Wine Festival Committee

Eltham Jazz, Food and Wine Festival
The Eltham Jazz, Food & Wine Festival is Nillumbik’s hallmark cultural event, held for over 25 years. Set in Eltham's shopping precinct, in 2019, the Festival was ranked one of the World’s Top 20 Jazz Festivals by American Express Essentials. It is the most popular arts festival in Nillumbik.

Hurstbridge Wattle Festival Committee

Hurstbridge Wattle Festival
The Hurstbridge Wattle Festival is a joyous celebration of our unique Australian heritage, environment and community. It’s a chance to celebrate the joys of living in Melbourne’s green wedge and explore the township of Hurstbridge - shops, community groups and activities.

Nillumbik Artists Open Studios Committee

Nillumbik Artists Open Studios
Nillumbik Artists Open Studios offers an annual program that provides visitors the rare opportunity to meet the artists of Nillumbik, walk into their studios and gain direct insight into their creative processes. The artists studios will be open four weekends throughout the year.

Nillumbik Tourism and Business

Open Cellars of Nillumbik
Open Cellars of Nillumbik is a 21 year-old wine 'meet-the-maker' event, welcoming visitors to spend time at the boutique wineries in the Shire of Nillumbik. Held annually over the the third weekend in June and October, the event also promotes local food producers, artists and musicians.

Panton Hill Festival

Night on the Hill Festival
The Night on the Hill Festival is a free, all inclusive annual community event featuring live music, great food and children's entertainment. The main objective is to foster community spirit and engagement, whilst celebrating the beautiful environment of Panton Hill.

Rotary Club of Diamond Creek

Diamond Creek Rotary Town Fair
The Diamond Creek Rotary Town Fair is held annually in September. It begins with a grand parade through the main street. Throughout the day there are numerous activities and events that take place on the ovals, including stalls and entertainment. The evening culminates with a CFA torchlight parade and fireworks.

Rotary Club of Eltham

Rotary Eltham Festival
The Rotary Eltham Festival is an annual event in Alistair Knox Park that has been run by the Rotary Club of Eltham in November for more than 20 years. The two day event starts midday on Saturday and aims to 'Bring the Community Together' with activities and entertainment to interest all sections of the community.

Wadambuk St Andrews Community Centre

St Andrews Festival
The St Andrews festival is a fun, inclusive community celebration welcoming local and surrounding community members of all ages. The goal of the festival is to provide a casual fun safe environment where people have the opportunity to connect socially.

Warrandyte Festival Committee

Warrandyte Festival
Deliver an inclusive festival to bring the community together and be held annually in March that offers a varied and diverse range of activities including music, food stalls, art and craft, and activities for all ages and families.