Licence for a Place of Assembly - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to:

  • operate, use or manage a place as a place of assembly
  • conduct any entertainment at a place of assembly
  • lease or offer for lease a place as a place of assembly.

A place of assembly is an outdoor place or area and includes:

  • places used for entertaining members of the public
  • places used for social and recreational purposes
  • any school or other place or area used for community or public purposes.

This licence is generally required for specific mass outdoor public events where 1000 people or more will be present for two or more hours. Public events may include any:

  • performance
  • exhibition
  • circus
  • festival
  • food festival
  • pageant
  • regatta
  • sports event
  • dance
  • publicly advertised lecture.

Please note that as the holder of this licence, you must use the place in accordance with any condition of the licence, any relevant guidelines and in a manner that does not pose a threat to public health. If you intend to sell alcohol or food at an event, you must also obtain the relevant food and liquor licences.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

You will be required to provide the following information in support of your licence application:

  • maximum number of persons attending at any given time
  • number of male and female toilets
  • fire evacuation plan endorsed by the Tasmanian Fire Service
  • event site plan
  • event program (if available)
  • copies of temporary occupancy permits for any temporary structures such as stages, tents, marquees and tiered seating.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Prerequisites

Administering agency

Contact the Local Council

Act(s) name

Public Health Act 1997 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Customer Service
Contact the Local Council

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