Parks and Reserve Event Application - Victoria


You may need this permit to hold an event or festival involving more than 30 people in a national park or state forest. A commercial activities permit or licence is required to run a commercially organised event in a state forest. The following kinds of organised events are:

  • entertainment or a show
  • a festival, f??te or public meeting
  • a demonstration or training class
  • a car rally, fishing competition or other competitive event
  • a wedding or other ceremony.

A forest permit is only available for non-profit events and festivals and is required for events involving 30 persons or more in a forest reserve or forest park. This permit is required for:

  • an organised entertainment, sporting or recreational function
  • a rally, festival, tour or fete
  • a public meeting or similar event.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Your event application will be assessed with consideration to environmental impacts, risk to participants and spectators, potential impacts on other users, venue availability and value to tourism and recreational needs.

Eligibility requirements may vary for different parks.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Fees are included in the attached resource.

Other resources

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Act(s) name

Forests Act 1958 Victoria

National Parks Act 1975 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Forests (Recreation) Regulations 2010 Victoria

National Parks Regulations 2013 Victoria

Approval time

Parks Victoria will provide a response to applicants identifying whether the application is endorsed to proceed within 5 business days of receipt of a permit application. Executed permit to be provided within 10 business days of permit application for standard filming and photography and 20 days for applications that include use of a drone or unmanned aerial vehicle. Timelines for complex or major filming and photography projects will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Parks and Reserves events require you to lodge your application at least 8 weeks beforehand.

Administering agency

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Parks Victoria

Contact details

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