Entertainment venues (Redland) - Queensland

Service summary

You require this permit to establish or operate an entertainment venue. An entertainment venue means a place that is open to the public for entertainment. It does not include a shop or licensed premises.

Entertainment venues are required to hold a permit to:

  • ensure that entertainment venues comply with appropriate standards of health and safety and
  • protect the amenity of areas in which entertainment venues are situated and
  • regulate the use of, and activities conducted at public entertainment venues.

Council may approve an entertainment venue application based on the following conditions, but by no means be limited by them. The following are examples of the conditions of a permit:

  • impose requirements about the layout, design, construction and external appearance of the entertainment venue (including requirements to make changes to existing buildings and structures)
  • require specified action to maintain or improve the entertainment venue
  • require the operator to provide specified equipment, and to take specified measures, for the safety of the public
  • require the operator to provide specified facilities and amenities
  • regulate the hours of operation of the entertainment venue
  • regulate illumination of the entertainment venue and light spillage from the entertainment venue
  • regulate noise emissions from the entertainment venue
  • require the operator to provide specified equipment, or take specified measures, to reduce adverse effects of activities in the entertainment venue on the surrounding neighbourhood to acceptable levels.

Service type

Licence

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
  • cinema; theatre
  • concert hall
  • billiard hall
  • electronic games centre
  • indoor sports centre (including bowling alleys)
  • art gallery
  • museum
  • bazaar or fairground
  • circus
  • venue used for a festival, street parade or outdoor sporting event
  • premises where any display or exhibition is conducted.

Eligibility requirements

Council will consider that:
  • the public entertainment venue must contain a sufficient number of sanitary conveniences for both sexes and
  • the situation of the public entertainment venue and the nature of the activities to be conducted must be such that refuse generated during the operation of the public entertainment venue can be adequately collected and disposed of and
  • the premises must comply with the relevant environmental, health and safety standards required by law and
  • use of the public entertainment venue must comply with the planning scheme.

Duration

This authority remains in effect as designated by council.

Fees

You should contact Council to determine applicable fees

Application

When making an application for approval you must:

  • submit 2 sets of plans of the proposed entertainment venue, giving all necessary details as required by Local Law 9 (Entertainment Venues) and accompanying policy and
  • submit the completed Public Health Application form with the required fees to council.

Find forms and guidance at the link provided. You can contact council officers for assistance with further information on the specifics of the entertainment venue or situation.


Transfer details

This permit cannot be transferred.


Additional information

The following activities are business activities:

  • fairs
  • fetes
  • fun days
  • drive ins
  • markets
  • clubs
  • museums
  • circuses.

You may be required to pay the following application fees:

  • Application for approval and a permit for an entertainment venue operating for 6 or less days per year
  • Application for approval for an entertainment venue operating permanently or for more than 6 days per year
  • Application for, or renewal of, a permit for an entertainment venue - small
  • Application for, or renewal of, a permit for an entertainment venue - medium
  • Application for, or renewal of, a permit for an entertainment venue - large

Administering agency

Redland City Council

Local law(s) name

Redland City Council - Local Law 9 (Entertainment Venues)

Contact details

Redland City Council


Operating address:
Corner Bloomfield & Middle Streets
Cleveland, Queensland, 4163
Mailing address:
PO BOX 21
Cleveland, Queensland 4163

Phone:

07 3829 8999

Fax:

07 3829 8765
rcc@redland.qld.gov.au

Supporting information

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