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.

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

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 Amount Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other -

Community or general event gathering fees range between $0 and $95, please consult the responsible council for information on the correct fees to be submitted with your application. You will be required to pay a bond of $250 for events with more than fifty people attending. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $130.00

Private and commercial events or wedding ceremony.  You will be required to pay a bond of $300. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other -

Major event fees may vary and you will be required to pay a bond of $500. Please contact the responsible council for more information.

Forms

Task Resources
Apply Permit to Conduct an Event on Public Land - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.
Apply Application to Conduct a Non-Road Activity on a Highway (Opens in new window)
Apply Event Management Risk Assessment Template (Opens in new window)
Apply Application to Conduct Races Under the Road Safety (Traffic Management) Regulations (Opens in new window)

Administering agency

Greater Bendigo City Council

Contact details

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

Events Officer

Operating address: 195 - 229 Lyttleton Terrace
Bendigo, Victoria 3550
Mailing address: PO BOX 733
Bendigo, Victoria 3552
Phone: 03 5434 6000
Fax: 03 5434 6200
Email: enquiries@bendigo.vic.gov.au
Website: Greater Bendigo City Council (Opens in new window)