Operation of a temporary entertainment event (Moreton Bay) - Queensland

Service summary

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.

Service type


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

You may require town planning consent and design approval from council.


Contact council to determine applicable fees.


Contact council for more information on the current application process and relevant form.

Additional information

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:

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

Administering agency

Moreton Bay Regional Council

Local law(s) name

Moreton Bay Regional Council - Local Law 1 (Administration) 2011

Contact details

Moreton Bay Regional Council

Operating address:
220 Gympie Road
Strathpine, Queensland 4500
Mailing address:
PO BOX 159
Caboolture, Queensland 4510


07 3205 0555


07 3205 0599


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