The first step is to submit a general event enquiry.
Your Event Application Form must be submitted eight weeks before the event date, along with all supporting documentation. Fees apply for late applications. We will assess your application and advise you of our decision. If your application is successful, we will issue you an invoice and your permit will be issued after the payment of the event fees.
Consider these timeframes when applying to hold an event:
|Event requirement||Time required before proposed event date|
|Development Application||28 weeks|
|Traffic, road closure, sign application||16 weeks|
|Event Application Form - PDF - 1387 KB submitted to Council||8 weeks|
|Liquor licence application||4 weeks|
|Fee payment and processing||2 weeks|
|Notification to residents and businesses||1-2 weeks|
|Notification to emergency services||1-2 weeks|
Fees and bonds
Fees apply for holding an event. You may also be required to pay a bond. We will inspect the venue before and after the event to assess any damage.
In addition to Council approvals, you may also require approvals and permissions from external agencies and services. It is your responsibility to apply for:
- Temporary Event Liquor Licence
- fundraising authorisations
- Notice of Intention to Hold a Public Assembly
- user-pays policing services
- Road Occupancy Licence and special event clearways
- events on waterways
- public film screening permission.
Exclusive use of a public park or reserve is not permitted. Public access must be available at all times.
If you require exclusive use of a venue:
Approvals for jumping castles and other amusement devices are not required on private land. Amusement rides are only permitted on Council property in conjunction with a temporary event application - PDF - 1387 KB for a corporate or community event.
Business and Community Team