Event Planning & Forms

"Northern Grampians Shire aims to promote, attract and support festivals, events and attractions that add value to the Shire's economy" (NGSC Council Plan 2009/2013)

Northern Grampians provides the perfect backdrop of spectacular scenery for the many events held all year round. From arts and cultural activities, markets, agricultural shows and the famous Stawell Easter Gift to car rallies, orchid shows and jazz festivals, you will find something of interest in the region.

For further information on current and upcoming events in the Northern Grampians Shire go to our events page Click here >>>

If you require assistance with your event, please contact our Events Officer on 5358 0502.

Event Management Program

As a considerable amount of planning is required to run an event, Northern Grampians Shire Council has developed an Event Registration Form to help get you started. When completing this form, you will become aware of any Council requirements and submission of this form will enable event details to be added to the events calendar.

Event Registration Form Click here >>>

After you have completed the initial registration form, you should download the events checklist to ensure that you have covered all requirements.

Event Management Checklist Click here >>>

Event Assistance Program

The Northern Grampians Shire Council is committed to supporting existing events and to promoting the development of new events in the Shire. Every year Council sets aside a budget allocation for grants to support these events. This funding is allocated on the basis that the event meets the eligibility criteria found in the event assistance guidelines and an application form must be completed and submitted to Council offices.

Event Assistance Guidelines Click here >>>

Event Assistance Program Application Form Click here >>>

If event assistance has been received through this program, an evaluation report must be completed and submitted to Council within six weeks after the event has been held.

Event Evaluation Report Click here >>>

Council Controlled Reserve Bookings

There are many great event venues available throughout the Northern Grampians Shire.

To book a Council owned/managed venue, an application will need to be completed and submitted to Council offices.

Guidelines for the use of Council Controlled Reserves Click here >>>

Application for the use of Council Controlled Reserves Click here >>>

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