Permit to Conduct an Event on Public Land - Hobsons Bay City Council - Victoria


You will need this permit if you intend to conduct an event on a road, reserve, park or other public land. Types of events that may need this permit include:

  • circuses
  • carnivals
  • festivals
  • processions
  • gatherings
  • street parties.

If your event will be held on a road, you will need to notify Victoria Police and the relevant council (for local roads) or VicRoads (for major roads and freeways).

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this permit you must:


  • submit your application six months in advance for a large scale event or two months prior for other types of events
  • hold public liability insurance of $10 million
  • have comprehensive details of infrastructure and facilities for the proposed event
  • have a waste management plan
  • provide the appropriate health and safety measures
  • provide council with any other details as required.

For more information please see the Special Events Information Pack.


The duration of the event


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Event permit fees range between $175.00 and $640.00, please consult the responsible council for information on the correct fees to be submitted with your application. Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2020 Victoria

Lodgement process


Please submit your application and any associated documentation to the Arts, Events and Tourism Department of Council six months prior to a large scale event or two months prior for all other events.

Additional information

If you intend to erect structures for your event, you may require other permits. A liquor licence will be required if liquor is to be consumed.

Administering agency

Hobsons Bay City Council

Contact details

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