Approval for Events on National Land - Australian Government


You will need this approval if you intend to host an event on National Land within Canberra.

This approval is required for both public and private events, some of the types of events include:

  • weddings
  • birthday and engagement parties
  • vow renewals
  • farewells / memorials
  • concerts
  • circuses.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, you must:

  • provide evidence of appropriate public liability insurance
  • provide a copy of your approved ACT Government Application to Use a Public Place form, if required for the location
  • provide a map showing the structures on the site.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Guidelines to Planning an Event (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Australian Capital Territory (Planning and Land Management) Act 1988 Australian Government

Additional information

Please be aware that you will also need a works approval if you require any of the following for your event:

  • tents, marquees or sun shelters
  • vehicle access
  • temporary sheds
  • jumping castles or amusement rides
  • platforms or stages
  • scaffolding and / or towers for cameras or sound systems
  • signage, flags or banners
  • portable toilets
  • pickets, stakes or fences.

Administering agency

National Capital Authority

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Media Enquiries

National Capital Authority

Operating address: Treasury Building
King Edward Terrace
Australian Capital Territory 2600
Mailing address: GPO BOX 373
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6271 2888

Supporting information