Licence for a Place of Assembly - Tasmania

Description

You will require this licence if you intend to:

  • operate, use or manage a place as a place of assembly
  • conduct any entertainment at a place of assembly
  • lease or offer for lease a place as a place of assembly.

A place of assembly is an outdoor place or area and includes:

  • places used for entertaining members of the public
  • places used for social and recreational purposes
  • any school or other place or area used for community or public purposes.

This licence is generally required for specific mass outdoor public events where 1000 people or more will be present for two or more hours. Public events may include any:

  • performance
  • exhibition
  • circus
  • festival
  • food festival
  • pageant
  • regatta
  • sports event
  • dance
  • publicly advertised lecture.

Please note that as the holder of this licence, you must use the place in accordance with any condition of the licence, any relevant guidelines and in a manner that does not pose a threat to public health. If you intend to sell alcohol or food at an event, you must also obtain the relevant food and liquor licences.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

You will be required to provide the following information in support of your licence application:

  • maximum number of persons attending at any given time
  • number of male and female toilets
  • fire evacuation plan endorsed by the Tasmanian Fire Service
  • event site plan
  • event program (if available)
  • copies of temporary occupancy permits for any temporary structures such as stages, tents, marquees and tiered seating.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Not more than 12 months.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $150.00

For applications received more than 10 working days prior to the event.

Apply Application All $250.00

For applications received less than 10 working days prior to the event.

Apply Application All $300.00 Special event occupation licence (if your event requires road closures).

Act(s) name

Public Health Act 1997 TAS

Lodgement process

Apply

An evacuation plan acceptable to the Tasmania Fire Service is required if more than 200 persons can be accommodated

Application process

Lodge

If you application is in relation to a permanent structures your applications must be supported by a Certificate of Occupancy.

If your application involves a building constructed since 1994, it must be supported by either a Certificate of Occupancy or an Occupancy Permit issued by a building surveyor;

If you application involves a temporary structure (tent, stage, etc.), it must be supported by a Certificate of Likely Compliance issued by a building surveyor addressing compliance of the temporary structure.

Administering agency

Hobart City Council

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries Officer, Environmental Health

Hobart City Council

Operating address: 16 Elizabeth Street
Hobart
TAS 7000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 503
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 03 6238 2715
Email: coh@hobartcity.com.au