Fee Waivers and subsidies

In some instances, Council can waive venue hire and related charges for non-profit local community organisations.

There are several options available to those in pursuit of subsidisation or waiver of fees associated with Council venue hire:

Option 1 - Waiving of Fees

The Request for Donation by Waiving of Fees Policy allows Council to waive up to 50% of the venue hire and related charges for non-profit local community organisations, to a maximum of $500 per year.

 All applicants should ensure that their group or organisation meet the Waiving of Fees criteria as outlined on page 28 of General Policy Register (PDF 3.7MB) before submitting their application to Council.

Click here to apply for waiving of fees

Previous Waiving of Fees applications

The following table provides a summary of the applications and amount approved by the General Manager for the six month period from 1 July 2019 to 31 December 2019:

Organisation  Purpose of Funding  Amount Approved 
Tamworth Legacy  Street Banner $500.00
Sahaja Yoga Australia  Tamworth Regional Gallery  $285.00
Liverpool Range Harness Club  Manilla Showground $312.00
Liverpool Range Harness Club  Attunga Sports Ground $188.00
Links for Life Disability Committee  Street Banner $500.00
Spring into Art at Bendemeer Art Show Committee  Bendemeer Town Hall $247.50
Bendemeer P&C Association Bendemeer Town Hall $55.00
Tamworth Evening View Club Tamworth Regional Gallery $95.00
Nundle District Lions Club  Bins $24.50
Tamworth Pride Fair Day 2019  Bicentennial Park $135.00
Tamworth New Vogue Dance Group  Tamworth Town Hall $500.00
Tamworth Singers  Tamworth Community Centre $287.50
Kirinari Community Services  Tamworth Community Centre $201.25
Kirinari Community Services Tamworth Community Centre $115.00
Manilla Minor League  Manilla Showground $224.50
Total fees waived for the period 1 July 2019 to 31 December 2019: $3670.25


Option 2 - Sport Event Subsidisation

The Sport Event Subsidisation Policy provides sports user groups with the opportunity to apply for a subsidisation to the fees associated with their event.

The policy is listed in the General Policy Register (PDF 3.7MB), user groups should view the policy and ensure that they are eligible, before submitting an application.

Click here to apply for a Sports Event Subsidisation


Option 3 - Complete fee waiver

Sports user groups can request to have all Council fees associated with their event waived.

These requests are assessed by Councillors at a general Council Meeting, and must be done so prior to the respective event date/s.

To request a complete fee waiver, the user group responsible for the event (i.e. applying for venue hire and would otherwise be financial responsible for associated fees) is to submit a written request for fee waiver to trc@tamworth.nsw.gov.au.

The request should clearly outline what Council is being asked to consider, and include details about the event, including but not limited to:

  • Event Name
  • Event Location
  • Event Date/s
  • Level of Event (Regional / State / National)
  • No. of participants, spectators and bed nights

If you have any questions regarding any of the above information please contact Customer Service.