Permit to Conduct an Event on Public Land - Victoria

Description

You will require this permit if you intend to conduct an event or gathering on public land. Public land includes roads, reserves and parks.

To hold an event on a road, you must apply to the appropriate authority. If your event only impacts upon local roads, please contact your local council for permission. If your event impacts upon any major road or freeway, then you will need to contact VicRoads for permission. In either case, you must notify Victoria Police of the upcoming event.

Events can cover (but are not limited to):

  • circus
  • carnival
  • festival
  • street party
  • or similar.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

Please consult the responsible council for more information regarding eligibility requirements. Please note that you will be required to have adequate public liability insurance ($10 million minimum).

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.

Duration

As specified on the permit.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Event activity permit. Fees range between $59 and $232, please consult the responsible council for information on the correct fees to be submitted with your application. Fees for 2018-19.

Apply Application All

Public events / parades. Fees range between $723 and $5213, please consult the responsible council for information on the correct fees to be submitted with your application. Fees for 2018-19.

Comply Application All

For all other event permits, please consult the responsible council for specific information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Event Permit Application Form (Opens in new window)
Apply All Application to Conduct a Non-Road Activity on a Highway (Opens in new window)
Apply All Application to Conduct Races Under the Road Safety (Traffic Management) Regulations - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.
Comply All Occupancy Permit for Places of Public Entertainment - PDF (Opens in new window)
General All Reinstatement Fact Sheet - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1989 Victoria

Local law(s) name

Activities Local Law 2009

Approval time

Small activities require one to two weeks notice, large events will require six to twelve months, depending on size.

Administering agency

City of Melbourne

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Events Operations Team

City of Melbourne

Operating address: 90 - 120 Swanston Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 1603
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 03 9658 8008
Phone: 03 9658 9658
Fax: 03 9654 4854
Email: events@melbourne.vic.gov.au
Website: City of Melbourne (Opens in new window)