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Places of public entertainment permit

A Place of Public Entertainment (POPE) permit is often required for events that need to temporarily occupy a building or public space or conduct a street party.

These permits have a checklist of requirements that event organisers must meet to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the people attending has been considered.

Events not organised by community groups, where a fee is charged for entry or that are fenced in or contained in a building, are likely to need a POPE permit.

Payment is required before we can issue a permit.

Apply for a POPE permit

Step 1

Familiarise yourself with the Places of Public Entertainment (POPE) Policy before completing your application.

Step 2

Download and complete the POPE application form.

Step 3

Return your completed form to any of our Customer and Library Service Centres or the Wallan Planning and Building Services Office and pay the relevant fees in person; or email your documents to and an officer will call you to take payment over the phone.

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This page was last updated on 22 April 2021.