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Community facilities for hire

Book a Council park

If you are planning to hold a gathering or event in a park managed by Council you need to make a booking.

You will need to make a park bookings if your event is a:

  • social gatherings with portable structures being erected such as marquees
  • occasion with 50+ attendees
  • commitment ceremony/wedding
  • organised sport, recreation or fitness activity
  • organised event such as a festival, carnival, show or fate
  • Markets

please note public Parks are public places and therefore cannot be booked for your exclusive use (except for events, markets or particular structures like Goulburn Park rotunda for weddings and similar ceremonies).

Apply to Book a Park — Weddings and Ceremonies

To book a Mitchell Shire Park for a wedding or ceremony please follow the below steps

  • complete a Parks Booking Application Form (download below). If you would like to enquire about booking a particular structure such as Goulburn Park Rotunda please specify this on your form.

We will assess your application. If it is successful you will need to:

  • pay the relevant fee and bond, which is security against damage to the facility
  • meet the requirements that are explained in Parks Hire Terms and Conditions of Use (download below)

Running Fitness Training Sessions in a Park

If you are a personal trainer or commercial fitness provider, you will need to:

  • complete a Commercial Health and Fitness Provider Application Form (download below)
  • provide proof of the following documents:
    • Certificate of Currency of Public Liability Insurance (minimum $20M)
    • Personal or group trainer registration for all trainers who will be using the venue
    • Certificate of Professional Indemnity Insurance
    • Registration with Fitness Australia or Physical Activity Australia
  • return the documents to Mitchell Shire Council; or
  • return the documents in person at one of our Customer and Library Service Centres

Council Parks are public places and cannot be booked for your exclusive use. Booking a park helps to avoid clashes with other activities and events.

If your booking is confirmed you will need to:

Events and Markets

The first step to getting our approval for your event is to tell us about it by completing the event form.

After we received your application we will:

  • assess the activities you are proposing and their impact
  • help you to understand what is required to make sure your event meets local laws, legislation and regulations
  • email you within 5 days and tell you what further information we may need

More Information

This page was last updated on 29 July 2022.