Entertainment venue approval - Gold Coast City Council - Queensland

Description

You will need this approval to establish or operate an entertainment venue. An entertainment venue is a building, room, garden or other place that is open to the public and used for entertainment.

Your council regulates the establishment of entertainment venues to:

  • ensure that entertainment venues comply with appropriate standards of health and safety
  • protect the amenity of areas in which entertainment venues are situated
  • regulate the use of public entertainment venues, as well as the activities conducted there.

Examples of entertainment venues include:

  • ten-pin bowling centres
  • sporting clubs
  • cinemas
  • gymnasiums
  • fitness centres
  • museums
  • zoos
  • music or performance venues
  • amusement arcades
  • water parks.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

You may require development approval if you are conducting the following activities:

  • starting an entertainment venue
  • changing the type of activity (e.g. from office to gymnasium)
  • re-establishing an entertainment venue that has been abandoned
  • changing the intensity of the activity (e.g. increasing the operation from 12 hours to 24 hours a day)
  • changing the scale of the activity (e.g. expanding a market into the car park)
  • carrying out building work (e.g. replacing a stage)
  • carrying out plumbing or drainage work.

You should ensure your zoning is appropriate prior to applying for this approval.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $510.00

Application for licence for the operation of an entertainment venue (excluding commercial open air live entertainment) on public land. You may be eligible for a discount, but you need to provide suitable evidence that you own, rent or lease a rateable property that is within the City, or are a registered charity, voluntary sporting, community, religious or incorporated not for profit organisation. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Application All $256.00

Application for licence for the operation of an entertainment venue (excluding commercial open air live entertainment) on private land. You may be eligible for a discount, but you need to provide suitable evidence that you own, rent or lease a rateable property that is within the City, or are a registered charity, voluntary sporting, community, religious or incorporated not for profit organisation. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Application All $3629.00

Application for licence for the operation of an entertainment venue in the open air by live artists on public land. You may be eligible for a discount, but you need to provide suitable evidence that you own, rent or lease a rateable property that is within the City, or are a registered charity, voluntary sporting, community, religious or incorporated not for profit organisation. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Application All -

Application for licence for the operation of an entertainment venue in the open air by live artists on bathing reserves and foreshores only. Please contact your council for information on fees to be submitted.
Apply Application All $2107.00

Application for licence for the operation of an entertainment venue in the open air by live artists on private land. You may be eligible for a discount, but you need to provide suitable evidence that you own, rent or lease a rateable property that is within the City, or are a registered charity, voluntary sporting, community, religious or incorporated not for profit organisation. Fees for 2021-22

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2009 Queensland

Application process

Apply

You may be required to submit plans with your entertainment venue application. The plans should include:

  • a plan showing all rooms, exits, sanitary facilities, water supply, location of security lighting, location of potential noise sources, and food preparation areas (if applicable)
  • a site plan showing the location of premises regarding other premises.

Transfer

This approval cannot be transferred.

Administering agency

Gold Coast City Council

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:

Gold Coast City Council

Queensland
Mailing address: PO Box 5042
Gold Coast Mail Centre
Queensland 9726
Phone: 1300 465 326
Phone: 07 5582 8211
Fax: 07 5596 3653
Email: mail@goldcoast.qld.gov.au
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Website: City of Gold Coast (Opens in new window)