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The main purpose of regulating entertainment events is to ensure these activities are carried out in a safe manner for patrons, whilst preventing nuisances to the surrounding environment. Compliance with Council's requirements will assist you in providing a safe event for your patrons. 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 activities require an approval from Council:
  • Single events such as;
    • Concert or other public or semi-public social or community event;
    • “One off” market, trade display or similar commercial activity;
    • Organised “one-off” sporting event;
  • Commercial activity in a park or reserve unless the park or reserve is established on trust land and the use has been approved under the Land Act 1994.
  • The following activities do not require an approval under Council's local law:
    • State School Fetes
    • Weddings
    • Private Social Events