National Parks Event Permit - Victoria

Service summary

You may require this permit if you intend to hold an event in a national park or state forest. A permit in a national park is required for the following kinds of organised events involving 30 or more people:

  • entertainment or a show
  • a festival, fete or public meeting
  • a demonstration or training class
  • a car rally, fishing competition or other competitive event
  • a wedding or other ceremony.

A permit is required in a forest reserve or forest park for the following types of events involving 30 persons or more:

  • an organised entertainment, sporting or recreational function
  • a rally, festival, tour or fete
  • a public meeting or similar event.

A forest permit is only available for non-profit events. A commercial activities permit or licence is required if you intend to run a commercial event in a state forest.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Your event application will be assessed with consideration to environmental impacts, risk to participants and spectators, potential impacts on other users, venue availability and value to tourism and recreational needs.

Eligibility requirements may vary for different parks.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Administering agency

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Parks Victoria

Act(s) name

National Parks Act 1975 (Victoria)

Forests Act 1958 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

National Parks Regulations 2013 (Victoria)

Forests (Recreation) Regulations 2010 (Victoria)

Contact details

Information Centre
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Parks Victoria


03 8627 4700


03 9629 5563

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