CBD Revitalisation Grant Program

The $4 million CBD Revitalisation Grant Program is part of a $12 million package to bring people back into the Perth CBD to accelerate economic and social recovery.

This will be achieved by providing targeted funding for activation activities to eligible businesses, property owners and not-for-profits to run a wide-range of events that focus on increasing foot traffic in the city, utilising empty and unused buildings throughout the CBD and activating the night-time economy. 

The State Government has committed $12 million to revitalise the Perth CBD. This includes a $4 million grant program for businesses, property owners and not-for-profit organisations to revitalise the city through event and activation activities over the next 12 months.

Eligible applicants will be able seek grant funding of up to $100,000 through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) through three funding rounds with specific delivery dates.

As part of the program, applicants will also be able to apply to the WA Government for the use of locations such as Elizabeth Quay, Yagan Square and the Cultural Centre Precinct. Applications for use of State-managed sites must be made separately to the relevant agency.


To be eligible for the program applicants must:

  • commit to the delivery of an eligible event or activation activity by the delivery date
  • commit to and adhere to all relevant local government, land manager, venue approvals for the conduct of the activity/event
  • deliver the event and/or activation in areas from East Perth to West Perth, but not including Nedlands-Crawley/UWA. Refer to the guidelines for the area map.
  • have a valid Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • be one of the following entity types:
    • a small business sole proprietor or partnership with a registered business name
    • a company incorporated under the Corporations Act (including a company limited by guarantee)
    • an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006
    • an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust
    • an incorporated association
    • a Western Australian local government body, as a co-applicant or individual applicant.

Key dates

Round Open Close Grants awarded Priority for event held by
1 8:00am 1 July 2022 5:00pm 1 August 2022 15 September 2022 31 December 2022
2 8:00am 1 September 2022 5:00pm 1 October 2022 17 November 2022 30 March 2023
3 8:00am 1 February 2023 5:00pm 1 March 2023 20 April 2023 30 June 2023
If you require further assistance, place email LGresponse@dlgsc.wa.gov.au

Funding overview

Funding closed

Who can apply

Amount available

  • CBD Revitalisation Grant: Up to $100,000


You must read the guidelines before submitting an application as they provide essential information.

CBD Revitalisation Grant Program Guidelines

CBD Revitalisation Grant Program

Successful applications

Page reviewed 13 December 2022