All events held within Council managed spaces such as parks or reserves or that affect locals roads require a permit.
You may need a permit if the event you’re running is over a certain size and involves contractors and temporary infrastructure like portable toilets, marquees, fences, food vendors and more.
|Please note: Event organisers must also comply with State Government Public Event Framework.|
Social Gathering with Extras
If your event is of smaller scale and includes the following items, you will need to complete the social gathering with extras application.
- Two or less contractors (e.g food vendor, amusement ride or inflatable, petting zoo, portable toilets) & has
- Under 100 attendees
Permits to use Fireworks
You need a permit if you plan to use fireworks, firecrackers or any form of pyrotechnics at an event.
Only licensed pyrotechnicians can use fireworks in Victoria and before they are used a number of authorities and neighbouring properties must be notified. The council may restrict the time and place where fireworks may be used.
Apply online for a permit to use fireworks.
If your event is of a large scale and has any of the following items, you will need to apply for an event permit.
- Three or more contractors (e.g food vendors, amusement ride or inflatable, fencing, petting zoo or portable toilets)
- Over 100 attendees
- Requires a road closure or changes traffic conditions
- Ticketed entry &
- Organised protest
After you submit your application Council will determine the scale of your event. The scale of the event will determine how long may take to process and approve your application – up to four weeks for smaller events and two months for large festivals. Event organisers should lodge their event permit application with Council as early in the planning stages as possible.