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 Public Events

Public Events are defined as regular or one-off indoor or outdoor events where people assemble for civic, social, educational, entertainment, sporting, cultural, religious, business or other purposes (eg concerts, shows, festivals, exhibitions).

The main legislation covering Public Events is:

  • Health (Public Buildings) Regulations 1992
    • Covers items for consideration such as electrical safety and public amenities.
    • All temporary structures require Structural Certification and some may require a Building Permit.
  • Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997
    • Noise from an event must comply with the Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997 at all times.
  • Food Act 2008 and Food Regulations 2009
    • All food outlets need to comply with food safety requirements and provide Certificates of Registration where required.
  • City of Belmont Activities on Thoroughfares and Trading in Thoroughfares and Public Places Local Law
    • Any traders (eg food outlets, amusements, retails, exhibitors etc) would be required to comply with requirements of the Local Law and hold appropriate Permits.
If the sale of alcohol is intended, Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor approval is required. Contact 9425 1888 or visit

Risk Management Plans are required and must be compliant with Australian Standard AS/NZS 4360-2004:  Risk Management.

Other matters for consideration are:
  • Traffic management and parking
  • Public Liability insurance coverage
  • First Aid and emergency service access
  • Security and crowd control
  • Waste and litter management

The Public Event Application Information Package provides more information.

Information on Community Venues for Hire and related Venue Booking Forms can be found here.