Entertainment venues (Sunshine Coast) - Sunshine Coast Regional Council - Queensland


You need this approval to establish or operate an entertainment venue. An entertainment venue includes a building, room, garden or other place that is open to the public for entertainment. It does not include a shop or licensed premises.

You need to check that zoning is appropriate prior to submitting your approval application.

Council must review 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 are:

  • cinema
  • museum
  • ten-pin bowling centre
  • zoo
  • indoor sports centre
  • music or performance venue
  • amusement arcade
  • water park.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Prior to submitting your application you should ensure the site has relevant development approval to prevent the application being delayed. Council has development approval information available online.

Council will contact you should additional information be required to process your application. You will be notified when a decision has been made regarding your application.

Council will inspect the venue on a regular basis.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Please contact your council for information on fees to be submitted.


Application process


To apply for an entertainment venue approval, you will need to submit a completed application to council. Applications for Entertainment Venue Permits must be submitted in writing to the council.

The letter should include:

  • the location
  • the date and time
  • the number of people
  • use of resources (marquees, chairs etc) and
  • reason for the event.

Application forms are available from council.

Administering agency

Sunshine Coast Regional Council

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Sunshine Coast Regional Council

Operating address: 10 First Avenue
Maroochydore, Queensland 4558
Operating address: 1 Omrah Avenue
Caloundra, Queensland 4551
Operating address: Cnr Currie and Bury Streets
Nambour Queensland 4560
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 72
Sunshine Coast MC, Queensland 4560
Phone: 03 5475 7272
Phone: 1300 007 272
Fax: 07 5475 7277
Email: mail@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
Website: Sunshine Coast Regional Council (Opens in new window)