Entertainment venue approval - Sunshine Coast Regional Council - Queensland

Description

You will require 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 their 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.

Prerequisites

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please contact your council for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Entertainment venue approval - Please contact your council for information on the current application process and relevant form.

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2009 Queensland

Local law(s) name

Local Law 1 (Administration) 2011 - PDF (Opens in new window)

Subordinate Local Law 1 (Administration) 2016

Application process

Apply

To apply for an entertainment venue approval, you must:

  • complete the approved application form
  • pay the prescribed fee.

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

Cannot be transferred.

Administering agency

Sunshine Coast Regional Council

Contact details

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Enquiries

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)