Approval to Direct or Procure Entertainment for the Public - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this approval if you intend to direct, procure or organise a theatrical, musical or other entertainment event that will be presented to the public on community land.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this approval you must provide proof of your acceptance of the Council's event guidelines.

This approval will often need to include details such as the type of entertainment, proof of public liability insurance, the approximate number of people attending, available parking, a traffic management plan, a waste management plan, the location, date and times of the event.

Unless specified otherwise, a Public Risk Insurance Cover, in the sum of $10,000,000 is required. The policy must be endorsed to include Rockdale City Council as a joint insured and containing a "cross liabilities" clause, being held by the applicant and the Council for the duration of the season. An updated Certificate of Currency is to be forwarded to Council prior to the permit being handed over.

Depending on the exact nature of your activities you may need other approvals. Please consult the Contact Officer for further details.


As specified on the approval.



Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Approval time

Please submit your approval to the Council at least four months in advance of your event. Depending on the scale of the event, more than twelve months could be required to address all issues.

Administering agency

Bayside Council

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1993 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Customer Service Centre
Bayside Council

Operating address:
444 - 446 Princes Highway
Rockdale, New South Wales 2216
Operating address:
141 Coward Street
Mascot, New South Wales 2020
Mailing address:
Rockdale, New South Wales 2216


1300 581 299


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