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Department of Education / 2023 Schools Spectacular Sponsorship EOI - 2023-TAU-SS-SP

RFT Type Open Tenders
Published 9-Jan-2023
Closes 31-Jan-2023 6:00pm
Category Sponsorships
Agency Department of Education - Corporate

Agency Address
NSW Department of Education
Level 11, 105 Phillip St
NSW 2150

Contact Person
Sandra Copeman
Phone: 02 7814 2482
Mobile: 0408 696 571

Tender Details

The NSW Department of Education is interested in partnering with organisations in support of its premier performing and creative arts event, the Schools Spectacular, which will celebrate its 40th Anniversary on 24 and 25 November 2023 at Qudos Bank Arena. 

The department partners with many organisations whose support for state-wide school education programs adds significant value to student learning experiences. Our partners contribute cash and in-kind support to a range of ongoing learning programs as well as educational initiatives. The department in return provides profiling and other benefits.

Since 1984, the Schools Spectacular has grown to become more than just a showcase highlighting the talents of the students of New South Wales Public Schools. It is an iconic cultural event incorporating students from diverse backgrounds and communities from the length and breadth of the state.

Staged at Qudos Bank Arena, the Schools Spectacular is broadcast annually to over a million viewers. It is a world-class arena production and one of the largest annual events of its calibre anywhere in Australia, and arguably the world. From its ability to produce national and international stars, to its role in promoting inclusiveness and reconciliation, the Schools Spectacular has no peer.

SpecFest is the outdoor entertainment hub situated on the Qudos Bank arena forecourt. Since its launch in 2016, SpecFest has become a quintessential part of the Schools Spectacular experience. It’s a place for families to enjoy entertainment, activities, partner activations and giveaways while enjoying a range of food and beverage stalls before and after the show.

Sponsorship packages are available for the following designation levels.

• Presenting Partner

• Technology Partner

• Executive Partner

• Major Sponsor

• Initiatives Sponsor

• Professional Learning Sponsor

• SpecFest Partner

We can also work with you to tailor a sponsorship package that meets your organisation's objectives or negotiate a multi-year agreement. Value-in-kind sponsorships and advertising opportunities are also available.

To receive further information on these opportunities or discuss the range of investment and benefit packages available, please contact Sandra Copeman on 0408 696 571 or by email at

Please note, expressions of interest close at 6:00pm on Tuesday 31 January, 2023.


NSW Regions: Far North Coast, Mid North Coast, New England, Central Coast, Hunter, Cumberland/Prospect, Nepean, Northern Sydney, Inner West, South East Sydney, South West Sydney, Central West, Orana/Far West, Riverina/Murray, Illawarra, Southern Highlands
States and Territories: ACT, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

RFT Type

Open Tenders - An invitation to tender by public advertisement with no restriction placed on who may tender. Tenderers will normally be required to demonstrate in their tender that they have the necessary skills, resources, experience, financial capacity, and in some cases licences, accreditations, etc., to fulfil the tender requirements.

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Additional Details / Instructions

The Arts, Sport and Initiatives Directorate will also be calling for expressions of interest for sponsorship of additional Arts Unit programs in coming weeks.

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Conditions for Participation

The NSW Department of Education supports sponsorship arrangements with appropriate organisations, individuals, businesses and other government agencies whose practices, priorities and objectives are consistent with the policies, principles, vision and goals of public education in NSW.

Successful respondents to the EOI will be required to countersign Sponsorship Agreements or Letters of Agreement subject to:

·       Commercial Arrangements, Sponsorship & Donations Policy

·       Commercial Arrangements, Sponsorship & Donations Implementation Procedures 

Estimated Timeframe for Delivery

March to December 2023

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