A Good Neighbour Code of Practice for a Circus or Carnival - Victoria

Service summary

You will need to comply with this code if you intend to operate as a moving circus or carnival.

This code is commonly known as the Circus Code. It sets out relevant requirements to be met if a site is to be occupied by a circus or carnival for short periods.

It covers areas such as: building and works, suitable site, noise, duration, operating hours, and sanitary facilities. This code promotes that a circus is to be a good and considerate neighbour to communities.

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

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.


Administering agency

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Act(s) name

Planning and Environment Act 1987 (Victoria)

Contact details

General Enquiries
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Operating address:
1 Spring Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 2392
Melbourne, Victoria 3001


1300 366 356


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