You need this licence to establish or operate an entertainment venue. An entertainment venue includes a building, room, garden or other place that is open to the public for entertainment. It does not include a shop or licensed premises.
You need to check that zoning is appropriate prior to submitting your licence application.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
Definition of terms
- Outdoor concert venue
means a place open to the public with the facility for amplified music to be played outdoors.
- Public entertainment venue
means a place that is open to the public for entertainment whether or not payment is required for admission, whether or not the management reserves the right to exclude individual members of the public but does not include a shop.
The term includes:
outdoor concert venue
electronic games centre
indoor sports centre (including bowling alleys)
bazaar or fairground
venue used for a festival, street parade or outdoor sporting event
premises where any display or exhibition is conducted.
Contact council for more information on the current application process and relevant form.
In reviewing your application, council will consider the following factors:
Does the public entertainment venue contain a sufficient number of sanitary conveniences for both sexes?
- Can refuse generated during operation of the venue be adequately collected and disposed of?
- Do the premises comply with the relevant environmental, health and safety standards required by law?
- Does the intended use of the public entertainment venue comply with Council's Planning Scheme?
Council licenses entertainment venues to:
- ensure that entertainment venues comply with appropriate standards of health and safety
- protect the amenity of areas in which entertainment venues are situated
- regulate the use of public entertainment venues, as well as the activities conducted there
The following activities are business activities:
- fun days
- drive ins
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