Public Transport Victoria Event Notification - Victoria


If you are planning an event in Melbourne or regional Victoria, you must notify Public Transport Victoria and follow a 5-step process to avoid disruptions to public transport services.

Service type


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

Ongoing eligibility requirements

The authority may ask that a public transport plan be included. A public transport plan must include the following:

  • management of vehicular traffic
  • management of pedestrians
  • provision of public transport
  • safety of people in relation to public transport services
  • provision of access by emergency services
  • maintenance of access to event by public transport services
  • the provision of parking facilities.

A public transport plan has to be submitted at least 60 days before the event. Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.


Act(s) name

Transport (Compliance and Miscellaneous) Act 1983 Victoria

Lodgement process


You will need to submit your notification through the Special Events Management System (SEMS).

Approval time

You will need to notify the authority 120 or 150 days ahead of the event, depending on whether it is expected to have less or more than 10,000 attendees.

Additional information

An event could be any of the following:

  • charitable events
  • community events
  • rallies and protests
  • days of national significance
  • commercial events
  • special events.

Administering agency

Public Transport Victoria

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 Officer

Public Transport Victoria

Mailing address: PO BOX 4724
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Website: Public Transport Victoria (Opens in new window)