Tourism Noosa is committed to building an iconic events calendar for our visitors and locals, sponsoring 15 events in the 2022/23 financial year and supporting many more.

Part of this assistance is taking event organisers on a sustainable events journey, some starting in 2018 by eliminating single-use plastic items, to some now becoming carbon-positive events.

Our event funding strategy outlines clear sustainable events guidelines, covering environmental sustainability criteria as part of the application and reporting processes for events that receive support from Tourism Noosa.

This aims to help:

  • Educate event organisers on how to create and run a successful sustainable event
  • Profile Noosa events and lift their standards in sustainability
  • Noosa reach its net zero emission target
  • Decrease landfill through reducing single-use waste and redirecting waste through the work of Waste Warrior volunteers.

Our Sustainable Events Program's auditing tool measures an event’s environmental impact, to show tangible results and benchmarks across areas including:

  • Community & Commitment
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Waste