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Event expression of interest

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

To do this:

We will assess the activities you are proposing and their impact.

We will also help you to understand what is required to make sure your event meets local laws, legislation and regulations. Within 5 days we will email you and tell you what permits and approvals you will need for your proposed event.

Event approvals

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.

Timelines for assessing event applications

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: 3-6 months

Medium impact events are 1 or more days on single or multiple locations with 500-3,000 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: 6-12 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.

Event signage

You may need a permit to display signage for your event, see what you need to do below.

Event waste management

What you need to do to manage waste if you are organising an event in a Council park.

Apply for an events grant

Funding sources available to community and tourism organisations include:

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