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Overview

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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:

Operation of Temporary Entertainment Events means the opening to the public, or the preparation for opening to the public, of an entertainment event and for which the opening to the public does not constitute development under the Planning Act.

An entertainment event means an event that is open to the public for entertainment whether or not a charge for admission is made and whether or not the person who controls admission to the place reserves a right to refuse admission.

The following activities do not require an approval under Council's local law:

Activities that do not require an approval include activities which;
• comply with the minimum standards prescribed in this section; and
• are not undertaken on a local government controlled area or a road.

Therefore, any temporary entertainment events undertaken on council controlled land require approval.

If the event on private property can not meet the following standards, an approval will be required

Prescribed Standards

(a) take all necessary action to maintain the place of the temporary entertainment event; and
(b) provide all necessary equipment, and to take all necessary measures, for the safety of the public; and
(c) provide all necessary facilities and amenities for the temporary entertainment event; and
(d) limit the hours of operation of the temporary entertainment event; and
(e) provide all necessary equipment, and take all necessary measures, to reduce the adverse effect of activities at the temporary entertainment
event on the surrounding neighbourhood to acceptable levels; and
(f) take out and maintain public liability insurance in an amount not less than $10,000,000.00 per occurrence and produce documentary evidence of the insurance to the local government before the event commences; and
(g) minimise noise emission from the temporary entertainment event to an acceptable level; and
(h) ensure that the design and construction of the place of the temporary entertainment event is safe and appropriate having regard to the nature of the entertainment proposed and the number of people expected to attend the place; and
(i) if the event includes an activity on a road—give a written indemnity to the State; and
(j) ensure that the place of the temporary entertainment event and its operation do not unreasonable detract from the amenity of the area in which the place is located; and
(k) provide adequate toilets and sanitary conveniences for the use of members of the public attending the temporary entertainment event; and
(l) adequately provide for the collection and disposal of waste generated by the temporary entertainment event; and
(m) adequately provide for people and (if applicable) vehicles to enter and leave the place of the temporary entertainment event; and
(n) ensure that any premises, building, structure, vehicle, facility or equipment used in the operation of the temporary entertainment event are maintained at all times—
(i) in good working order; and
(ii) in a good state of repair; and
(iii) in a clean and sanitary condition; and
(o) adequately provide for—
(i) crowd, traffic and parking control; and
(ii) security measures to be implemented; and
(iii) evacuation procedures to be implemented as part of the operation of the temporary entertainment event; and
(iv) the public display of evacuation plans and procedures as part of the operation of the temporary entertainment event; and
(v) the exhibition of signage as part of the operation of the temporary entertainment event; and
(vi) the removal of structures erected, and equipment used, as part of the operation of the temporary entertainment event at the completion of the event.