Events

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Council recognises that events are an important part of our community and assist with economic and social benefits.  To assist with navigating events under the current National Plan, please read below before submitting your event via our online event registration.

NOTE THAT from 5 November 2021 public events in Victoria can take place under COVIDSafe settings.  This means: 

  • Venues and public events that are operating under the COVIDSafe Settings no longer need to be registered or approved under the Public Events Framework or have a COVIDSafe Event Plan or COVIDSafe Event Checklist.

  • However, it is mandatory for every Victorian business with on-site operations to have a COVIDSafe Plan. To ensure compliance, random spot checks are occurring throughout Victoria. Your COVIDSafe plan should be reviewed and updated regularly. 

  • Event organisers or venue managers do not need to update the Victorian Government of any event or venue changes, including new event dates or increases to number of attendees as long as they operate under the COVIDSafe Settings.

PLEASE NOTE:  All public events must have a COVIDSafe Plan to hold you event.

You can download the COVIDsafe Plan template here  in either word or a pdf document.

Completing a COVIDsafe Plan is the responsibility of the event organiser.   Please note that your event will not will not be covered by an existing COVIDSafe Plan held by the council venue.

A public event is an organised public gathering for a common purpose which is conducted on a one-off or periodic basis, open to members of the public, publicly announced or advertised, and may be subject to a specific licence, approvals or permits. A detailed definition of a public event and examples are available at https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/public-events

Our Permit and Event support team can guide you through any permits and approvals you may need to host a safe and legally compliant event.

When do I need to register my event with council?

See the table below to best determine if you need to complete an NGSC online Event Registration.

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Event Application

This form should take no more than 30 minutes to complete depending on the complexity of your event or venue hire request and the documents you already have completed or on file ready to upload.  You will be required (where applicable) to provide the following and we encourage you to have these documents ready before starting your application:

- COVIDSafe Plan 

- Risk Assessment

- Emergency Management Plan / Site Plan 

- Certificate of Currency 

PLEASE ALSO NOTE:

With the changes to the Victorian Roadmap, organisers of all events booked at a council-owned facility will need to:

- Provide the names of event COVID Marshalls

- Be responsible for ensuring all attendees 16+ are double vaccinated