Provides advice for planning and organising an event or activity within the Shire, including permits and approvals required.
Event permit and approval
Please note: It is an offence to operate an event without a valid licence, permit or approval. Both Local Government and Police are empowered to close events that do not comply with the conditions of permits and approvals issued by the Shire.
If the event is to be held on a park, reserve or foreshore that is vested with the Shire, a permit must be obtained. Public events that are held on private property such as celebrations, concerts or markets at wineries also require approvals from the Shire.
Activities held solely within Shire halls may not require event permits. Public gatherings, functions and activities are permitted when conducted within the venue’s maximum capacity. Find out about our community halls for hire.
Depending on the nature and scale of the activity, other approvals such as a variation to capacity, permit to consume alcohol or Trading in a Public Place permit may be required.
Planning Approval may be required for events, depending on the location and the duration of the event.
Large events on private land are generally not supported unless the proposed event complies with the land use zone requirements and a Planning Approval has been issued for the event, or if the Shire determines that the event is exempt from the need for Planning Approval.