Event Application

The Sutherland Shire is easily accessible by train and car and located just 25 kilometres south of Sydney CBD and 20 minutes from Sydney Airport.

Its natural beauty, cultural centres, community and sports facilities and thriving commercial centres make it suitable for all types of events, filming and photography projects.



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Events Toolkit

1.     Application and Approval Process
2.     Your Event Site
3.     Food
4.     Alcohol
5.     Power/Lighting
6.     Amenities
7.     Management of Activities including waste, traffic, parking fireworks
8.     Insurance and Risk Management
9.     Community Consultation
10.   Promotion and Signage
11.   Contingency Plan
12.   In Kind Requests
13.   Grants

Download Events Toolkit

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Event Application

Council approval is required for events that are held on public land.  A permit will be issued which details the requirements of your event and the conditions that promote best practise models of event management.

Event Permit Approvals during COVID-19
During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Council will consider event applications in line with current restrictions and orders set by NSW Health.  If your event does not meet NSW Health requirements and/or does not have an exemption at the time of assessment, a permit will not be provided.  We will only issue an event permit when activities are considered permissible and a robust Covid Safe Plan is provided. For current information about what's allowed for events and gatherings, please visit the NSW Health website

For your event application you will need to provide:

  • Location details
  • Event date
  • Site map
  • Insurance certificates
  • Risk Management Plan
  • Traffic Management Plan (if applicable)
  • Neighbour notification

Please see examples of event activities not permitted on public land.



Risk Assessment / Safety Checklist

Council will require a copy of your Risk Mangement Plan before your event.

For more infomation regarding this and templates to assist you please see page 22 of the Events Toolkit.

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Contact Us

Sutherland Shire Council
Business, Sport & Community Services Unit
Phone: 9710 0891
Email: events@ssc.nsw.gov.au

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More information

Policies and documents

Policies and Documents


Events Application Risk Management


Enquiries can be directed to Business, Sport and Community Services on 9710 0891 or events@ssc.nsw.gov.au

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