Permit to Conduct an Event on Public Land - Victoria


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


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.


As specified on the permit.


If no expiry date is indicated on a permit, the permit expires on 30 June next after the day on which it is raised.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

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

Apply Application All $265.00

Hold a wedding on a beach. Fees for 2018-19.

Apply Application All $530.00

Use of reserves and foreshores for commercial activities (triathlons) per day. Fees for 2019-20.

Apply Application All $560.00

Commercial events per day for the use of foreshores and commercial activities. Fees for 2019-20.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Event Notification Form - Weddings (Opens in new window)
Apply All Event Notification Form (Except Weddings) (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.

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1989 Victoria

Local law(s) name

Community Local Law 1 2015

Application process


Event Notifications, using the prescribed form, should be forwarded in writing at least 60 days prior to the event.

Lodgement process


Please lodge application, fees and any associated documentation directly with the Council.

Approval time

Your application needs to be submitted at least thirty days for a private event or forty-five days for a public event prior to the event being held.

Administering agency

Kingston City Council

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:

Community Events Coordinator

Kingston City Council

Operating address: 1230 Nepean Highway
Cheltenham, Victoria 3192
Mailing address: PO BOX 1000
Mentone, Victoria 3194
Phone: 03 9581 4729
Website: Kingston City Council (Opens in new window)