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The main purpose of regulating entertainment venues is to ensure these activities are carried out in a safe manner for patrons, whilst preventing nuisances to the surrounding environment. If your specific questions are not answered on this site, contact Council.

The applicant for an approval must be a legal entity (e.g. person(s) or company).  Note - a business name or shop name is not a legal entity and cannot be the approval holder.

The following entertainment venues require an approval from Council:
  • cinema;
  • theatre;
  • concert hall;
  • billiard saloon;
  • electronic games centre;
  • indoor sports centre (including a bowling alley);
  • art gallery;
  • museum;
  • bazaar or flea market (of a non-permanent nature);
  • fair ground.
The following entertainment venues do not require an approval from Council:
  • shop;
  • premises licensed under the Liquor Act 1992.