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Event expression of interest

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

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 permits and approvals you will need for your proposed event

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.

Expression of Interest Form

If you would prefer to complete a hard copy application, download the EOI form below and return your completed form to Mitchell Shire Council.

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.

More information

This page was last updated on 23 February 2021.