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.

This permit also covers special events in areas in which your local Council's planning scheme does not allow.

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.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $135.00

Community / charity event permit. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application All $180.00

Private activity event permit - Corporate functions. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application All $1380.00

Commercial event permit (minimum). Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application All $325.00

Commercial event permit (high community benefit). Fees for 2017-18.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Festival & Event Guidelines - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply All Apply for a Street Party Permit - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.
Apply All VicRoads - Events Application Checklist (Opens in new window)

Local law(s) name

General Purposes Local Law 2015

Lodgement process


Please read the information on the Guidelines and Application Form before submitting your application and any associated documentation directly to the Council.

Administering agency

Maribyrnong City Council

Contact details

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

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Maribyrnong City Council

Operating address: 61 Napier Street
Footscray, Victoria 3011
Mailing address: PO BOX 58
Footscray, Victoria 3011
Phone: 03 9688 0200
Fax: 03 9687 7793
Website: Maribyrnong City Council (Opens in new window)