A Good Neighbour Code of Practice for a Circus or Carnival - Victoria


You will need to comply with this code if you intend to operate a circus or carnival.

This code is commonly known as the Circus Code. It sets out relevant requirements to be met if a site is to be occupied by a circus or carnival for short periods.

It covers areas such as building and works, suitable site, noise, duration, operating hours, and sanitary facilities. This code promotes that a circus is to be a good and considerate neighbour to communities.

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.

Act(s) name

Planning and Environment Act 1987 Victoria

Administering agency

Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action


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