Permit to Conduct an Event on Public Land - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to conduct an event or gathering on public land. Public land includes roads, reserves and parks.

To hold an event on a road, you must apply to the appropriate authority. If your event only impacts upon local roads, please contact your local council for permission. If your event impacts upon any major road or freeway, then you will need to contact VicRoads for permission. In either case, you must notify Victoria Police of the upcoming event.

Events can cover (but are not limited to):

  • circus
  • carnival
  • festival
  • street party
  • or similar.

This permit also covers special events in areas in which your local Council's planning scheme does not allow.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

Please consult the responsible council for more information regarding eligibility requirements. Please note that you will be required to have adequate public liability insurance ($10 million minimum).

If you intend to erect structures for your event, you may require other permits. A liquor licence will be required if liquor is to be consumed.

Duration

As specified on the permit.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

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

Application

Apply

Please lodge your application directly with Council. You will then be advised of other permits you will need to obtain.


Approval time

Please submit at least three months in advance for smaller events and up to twelve months in advance for larger events. Applications for use of the coastal / foreshore areas must be made by mid June each year.

Administering agency

Surf Coast Shire Council

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1989 (Victoria)

Local law(s) name

Community Amenity Local Law 1 2011

Contact details

Events Team
Surf Coast Shire Council


Operating address:
1 Merrijig Drive
Torquay, Victoria 3228
Mailing address:
PO BOX 350
Torquay, Victoria 3228

Phone:

03 5261 0600
info@surfcoast.vic.gov.au

Website:

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