Places of Public Amusement or Resort (Gold Coast) - 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.

You need to check that zoning is appropriate prior to submitting your licence application.

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.
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; does not include a shop. The term includes temporary: 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.

Fees

Contact council to determine applicable fees.

Application

You can obtain this licence by completing an Entertainment venue licence application and submitting it to council.

Council may approve a place of public amusement subject to conditions. You may have to:

  • alter the design or layout of the venue
  • restrict the venues operating hours
  • provide specified equipment and measures for public safety
  • provide specified equipment, or take specified measures, to reduce adverse effects of venue activities on the surrounding neighbourhood.

You should contact council for further information on additional requirements.


Transfer details

This licence cannot be transferred.


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

City of Gold Coast

Local law(s) name

Gold Coast City Council - Local Law 40 (Places of Public Amusement or Public Resort)

Contact details

City of Gold Coast


Operating address:
135 Bundall Road
Bundall
Queensland 4217
Mailing address:
PO Box 5042
Gold Coast Mail Centre
Queensland 9729

Phone:

07 5582 8211

Phone:

1300 694 222

Fax:

07 5596 3653
gcccmail@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

Website:

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Supporting information

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