Private event approvals

General information

The use of Shire halls and reserves for private functions and activities may require a permit. This may also include weddings, ceremonies and club functions.


Events at Shire halls

If your event is being held entirely within a hall owned by the Shire you may not need to apply for an event permit. However, if alcohol is going to be sold or consumed, you will require a permit. Please complete and submit an Application for a permit to consume alcohol.


Events on Shire parks, reserves and foreshores

A permit is required for private events in Shire parks, reserves and on foreshores. This includes ceremonies, rallies and marches. Please contact the Shire's Events and Permit Officer on 08 9780 5266 to request an application package.


Weddings and private ceremonies

A permit is required for weddings and other private ceremonies in Shire parks, reserves and on foreshores. Please refer to The Weddings and private ceremonies application package for information.

Contact the Shire's Events and Permit Officer on 08 9780 5266 for assistance.

If you are planning a ceremony at Hamlin Bay, Redgate Beach or Boranup Forest please contact the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Parks and Wildlife Service on 08 9752 5555 to discuss.


Further information

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PO Box 61
Margaret River WA 6285

Margaret River

41 Wallcliffe Road
Monday to Friday
Ph 08 9780 5255
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