Application Fees

2021 Application Fees

You will only be charged once on acceptance to the 2021 Visa WOAP programme which will be advised Wednesday 31 March. All fees must are due 20 April 2021. Failure to pay fees on the due date will result in your application being declined and not included in the programme.
This is the total fee paid to WCET for the Eat & Drink platform - no further fees or commission are taken.

As with previous years, most of the Eat & Drink fees are calculated using the same formula we have used for many years, which takes into consideration the seating capacity of your establishment, and the number of days open during your selected platform, and includes a standard charge of $250 + GST fee per application. There are exceptions to this rule for Cocktail Wellington and takeaway focused establishments, outlined in the exceptions table below.

This year, we are introducing a lower fee for venues located outside Wellington Central. This is to encourage regional participation in the festival. 

To determine whether your venue is eligible for the Regional base fee, please refer to the Downtown Levy Area Map.

There is a minimum formula fee (seats x days open x 0.65c) of $200 + GST, and a maxi- mum formula fee of $1,000 + GST. 

Note: this does not include the $200 - $250 + GST base fee per platform.

EAT & DRINK

EXCEPTIONS TO THE FORMULA

Cocktail Only: 
$300 + GST (total fee) 

Food Trucks and takeaway focused establishments (i.e. no customer seating):
$50 x days open during Burger + GST (total fee)



Festival Events

There are no changes to event fees this year, and you will only be charged once on acceptance to the 2021 Visa WOAP programme which will be notified Wednesday 31 March.

All fees must be paid by Tuesday 20 April. Failure to pay fees will result in your application being declined and not included in the programme.

This is the total fee paid to the WCET - no further fees or commission are taken. 

TICKETED EVENTS  

(Calculated by total capacity i.e. total number of tickets across sessions)

  • 0-20pax: $300 +GST
  • 21-60pax: $400 + GST
  • 61 – 100pax: $500 + GST
  • 101 – 200pax: $800 + GST
  • 200+pax: $1250 + GST
  • Low cost (under $60) up to 200pax  $300 + GST

POP UPS & PAY ON CONSUMPTION

  • Single day
    • up to 100pax: $300 + GST
    • 101 – 500pax: $400 + GST
    • 500+ pax : $500 + GST
  • Multiday, any capacity: $600 + GST

FREE EVENT

  • (absolutely no additional cost to consumer), any capacity $100 + GST 

CHARITY EVENT

  • $100 + GST discount on event fee

THEMED RESTAURANT

Theming or rebranding your restaurant at any time during the festival

  • If related to your Eat & Drink offerings, this covers a separate event listing: $350 + GST (this is in addition to your Eat & Drink fees)
  • Stand alone (pop up style in your own restaurant): $600 + GST