Guidelines for the Management of Public Health and Safety at Public Events - South Australia


If you intend to hold a public event there are a number of things you need to consider to prevent or minimise any harm to public health. This includes food safety, infectious disease control and waste disposal. Public events can occur regularly, as a one-off, or an irregular basis in a temporary venue or a fixed venue normally authorised for other types of events.

These guidelines address the ways in which stakeholders such as event organisers, major participants, the relevant health authority and relevant agencies can reduce potential risks to public health. Topics covered include:

  • pre-event planning, including administrative issues and insurance
  • communications
  • event promotion, including sun protection and ticketing
  • road closure, restrictions and traffic control
  • environmental health, including food, waste disposal, noise and dust control
  • safe supply and consumption of alcohol
  • infrastructure and facilities, including power/gas requirements and waster control systems
  • emergency services
  • security and crowd control
  • hazards, including emergency plans, and fire safety
  • building and structure requirements.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

SA Health

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