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


You will need to comply with these guidelines if you intend to hold a public event. Public events are events occurring in a temporary venue or a fixed venue normally authorised for other types of events, and occurs regularly, as a one-off, or an irregular basis.

These guidelines are for stakeholders such as event organisers, major participants, the relevant health authority and relevant agencies to minimise potential risks to public health. Topics covered include:

  • pre-event planning, including administrative issues and insurance
  • 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

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Health Protection Programs

SA Health

South Australia
Mailing address: PO BOX 6
Rundle Mall, South Australia 5000
Phone: 08 8226 7100
Other: 08 8226 7102
Website: Health Regulation & Protection Division (Opens in new window)