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Information for event organisers

Organising a public event during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Victorian State Government now requires all event organisers to complete a series of requirements to ensure the event is run in accordance with public health advice around COVID-19.

To find out more information and to complete the necessary requirements please visit the State Government's Coronavirus Public Events page.

Mitchell Shire Council will request copies of this documentation before permitting an event.

Timelines for assessing event applications

An event cannot go ahead until all permits and our event approval are issued.

Depending on the permits needed, this process could take up to 6 months.

Low impact events: 8 weeks

Low impact events are 1-day events on a single location with less than 500 people.

They include:

  • no road closures
  • less than 5 temporary structures
  • minimal waste (less than 5 bins)
  • no alcohol
  • food and beverage (class 1 or 2)
  • outside fire danger or extreme weather periods
Medium impact events: 3 to 6 months

Medium impact events are 1 or more days on single or multiple locations with 500 to 3,000 people.

They include:

  • road closures, parking, pedestrian impacts
  • temporary structures
  • amusement devices
  • 5 to 20 bins
  • portable power and gas appliances
  • camping
  • trading
  • amplified sound
  • sporting or high-risk activities
  • alcohol
  • food (class 1, 2, 3)
  • declared fire danger period or in extreme weather periods
High impact events: 6 to 12 months

High impact events are 2 or more days on single or multiple locations with 3,000+ people. They include the same list of approval considerations as medium risk event. Events with firework displays are high-impact events.

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This page was last updated on 23 March 2022.