Applications Closing Soon For Vivid Sydney 2023 Local Business Program!

Applications close at 5pm on the 17th of November for the Vivid Sydney 2023 Local Business Program!

With applications opening back on the 18th of October, the Vivid Sydney Local Business Program sees interested local businesses apply for 1 of 4 tiers:

  • Tier 1 (retail/dining/entertainment/tourism)- digitally marketed special experience with Vivid Sydney window dressing & LED screen
  • Tier 2 (retail/dining/entertainment/tourism) – business-as-usual but with Vivid Sydney window dressing
  • Tier 3 (accommodation/tourism/experiences) – digitally marketed special experience
  • Tier 4 (businesses/cruise vessels) – your building/cruise synchronised to lights

The Vivid Sydney Local Business Program was first run this year with 172 retailers, 19 cruises and 24 hotels & according to Tourism Accommodation Australia, Vivid Sydney 2022 saw bookings jump to above 80% for the 1st time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Also, according to the NSW Government, more than 650,000 Vivid Sydney 2022 attendees dined out in a CBD restaurant or hotel while 2.1 million enjoyed a sit-down or takeaway meal.

Vivid Sydney 2023, one of the 4 ‘flagship’ Sydney Spectaculars, will be held from Friday the 26th of May to Saturday the 17th of June. 

Sydney is well and truly open for business, and we’re calling on our retailers, hoteliers, hospitality groups, entertainment, travel and tourism operators in the Sydney CBD and surrounding suburbs to join the Local Business Program and truly immerse themselves in Vivid Sydney

Each year, Vivid Sydney brings something bigger and brighter to wow the hundreds of thousands of people who visit each year. This program is a fantastic opportunity for business owners to expose themselves to a large audience of potential new customers.

Nominations opened on 18 October and interested parties are invited to present ideas, special offers and experiences for inclusion in the 2023 Vivid Sydney Local Business Program.

Minister for Tourism, Ben Franklin