Power and lighting

Some locations have access to power and lighting, and these services can be accessed for a fee. You may also choose to supply your own generator. Use of any equipment must follow Work Health and Safety rules and regulations. If you are supplying your own power and lighting, you must ensure these won’t disrupt surrounding businesses or residents. All lighting and power locations must be included in your site plan.


Factors to consider include:

  • the type of power required, e.g., three-phase or single-phase
  • the amount required
  • emergency power
  • the position and number of outlets
  • the types of leads and distances from the power source to the devices
  • the volt/amp rating of equipment:
    • Food vendors may need to access 10 amp or 15 amp points. Mobile food vendors may need access to 15 amp power or operate on their own generator.
    • Inflatables and mechanical ride power requirements vary. You should check with the operator to ensure the location is suitable to their needs or if a generator will be required.

Electrical equipment and power leads must be tested and tagged to Australian and New Zealand standards.


Factors to consider include:

  • the requirements, including the adequacy of existing lighting
  • backup lighting
  • any potential interference with the electrics of other systems
  • the placement and type of lights.