Events and festival support


It has been fantastic to see a range of events and festivals delivered successfully and in a COVID-safe way throughout South Australia in 2021 – what a huge effort from all South Australians and the industry.

It has also been heartbreaking to see cancellations, and our thoughts are with those organisers, supporters and suppliers that have been impacted. Wherever possible we are here to help.

The events and festivals industry provides amazing economic, cultural and community outcomes for South Australia – what you do is so important!

While the next few months appear challenging amid COVID outbreaks around the country, the future outlook is certainly bright.  

The team at the South Australian Tourism Commission, including all of us at Events South Australia, continue to think about all of you who either own, deliver, provide services to or support events and festivals in South Australia. We welcome any feedback on how we can provide support to the industry at large.

Please read on for some useful information for the events and festivals industry, including resources prepared by the team at Events South Australia and the Covid Management Plan Framework released by SA Health to help guide you through your planning process.

Hitaf Rasheed 
Executive Director, Events South Australia



BLOOM 2021

Springtime in Adelaide looks better than ever, with Bloom – an annual collective highlighting the season’s calendar. Bloom promotes all South Australian events and festivals held from September to November.

Bloom celebrates music, sport, arts, culture, food and wine events in South Australia. Hosting a springtime event in 2022 or beyond? We want to hear from you!

Click here to discover Bloom


Events South Australia has received many questions from events and festivals organisers about holding COVID-safe events, and what is required by SA Health to do so. Please see below some useful Events South Australia resources for the South Australian events industry about COVID-19 and requirements including the COVID Management Plan, COVID Safe Plan, differing risk levels of events, how events are monitored, and more.



A framework developed by SA Health’s COVID Management Committee has been released to guide people applying for a COVID Management Plan (CMP). The COVID Management Plan Assessment Framework (August 2021) is provided to help event organisers design lower-risk events, and to provide an indication of the risk tolerance of SA Health’s COVID Management Committee which is responsible for assessing and approving plans. This framework is to be used as a guide only – SA Health has indicated all plans are different and will be assessed on their own merits and subject to their own conditions.

If your current CMP outlines an event that does not align with the framework you may wish to consider adjusting your plans or discussing them with one of the CMP team before the CMP is submitted to the COVID Management Committee. SA Health can be contacted from Monday to Friday on 8226 7100 or



The below print ready and working files are made available to events either as examples or to be utilised for clear and appropriate COVID-safe event signage.


  • Keep up the momentum – tips for maintaining communication and event momentum during downtime
  • Where to from here? – steps and ideas for event organisers who have postponed or cancelled their event due to COVID-19
  • Make sure your event is listed with the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse to receive marketing support through our consumer website Read more about creating your ATDW event listing here.


Events and festivals shape South Australian life. We believe a balanced South Australian calendar benefits everyone and we welcome the opportunity to discuss intended dates with those rescheduling postponed events and festivals for 2020-21. See South Australia's events calendar here.
If you have new event dates that you would like to be included in the calendar, please email us at, or get in touch with your usual Events South Australia contact.