An event is a prearranged gathering of people brought together for a common leisure, entertainment or competitive purpose, that is not considered ‘business as usual’. Events are open to the general public to attend either by free entry or requires a ticket or registration, and generally have activities, entertainment, food/drink or other stalls.
To ensure a safe and suitably-run event that has a positive impact on our community, all proposed events are assessed by the City.
An event must meet a variety of guidelines and requirements in order to be approved. These requirements apply to events held on land owned and managed by the City, and privately owned land or premises.
To ensure your event is successful and to reduce any potential risk to public health and safety, you'll require a good understanding of:
- Event planning processes
- State and local government regulations and requirements.
An online event application must be submitted if the event:
- Is on land owned or managed by the City, or in a public place (eg. In a park or beach reserve)
- Is open to the general public (either a free event or where tickets are sold); does not apply to private birthday parties held in a reserve or other private events
- Has an expected attendance of over 100 people.
For events being held on privately owned land or premise (excluding residential premises), click here to submit your details and the City will contact you.
For events that operate for more than 48 hours (including set up and pack down) or for a series of events, an Application for Development may be required. For further advise on an Application for Development, visit the City’s Planning and Building section, or phone our Customer Contact Centre on (08) 9205 8555.
An online event applications must be submitted a minimum eight (8) weeks prior to the event date.
Development Applications (if required) are to be submitted 120 days prior to the event.
Other permit and approvals that may be required to support an event application have their own timeframes, and these are outlined in the Event Application Guidelines and Requirements.