This FACT indicates the total number of current official festivals and events that will be occurring over the next year (March 2017 - March 2018) according to each Australian state's tourism and events website. Please note that the figures given in this data do not represent all possible festival/events that will occur, but show only festivals or events that have been registered with each respective tourism commission as of March 2018.
These events attract both domestic and international tourism, promote cultural diversity and economic activity, and increase the vibrancy and social scorecard of a city. The state with the most registered festival and events (between March 2018-2019) is the ACT, with 335. The state with the least is the NT, with a comparatively small 50 registered events planned for the coming year.