Community events

Please review the Victorian Government's Public Events Framework to determine if your community event is required to be registered with DHHS.

Visit our Events page to determine if you need to register your event with the council and to access the NGSC online Event Registration.

Why register your event with NGSC?

Promotion: Your event can be promoted across the shire via our events calendar on this website, posters displayed in Shop 108 Stawell and via our social media channels, Facebook and Instagram.

Safe: When you fill out an event registration form we will send this to all departments within council, including Planning, Building, Health, Infrastructure and Waste. This ensures every department is aware of what is happening and that you have the correct permits and permissions to run your event. 

Support: During the planning process, we are here to assist you and provide guidance to make your event a success. If you are looking for advice, we are here to have a chat on the phone or meet up in person.



To help us create an impressive web presence for your community event please fill in as much detail in the registration form below. 

The more information you provide us with the more likely visitors to our website will find your event and wish to attend.

Note that we only display events on this website that: 

  • Are held within our region.
  • Are appropriate to be displayed on our website.
  • Have been registered if required to be.
  • Have enough information provided for us to create the listing for your event.

A member of our Community Development Team will contact you after your community event submission has been assessed.  

Event registration form >>


Council understands the importance of community driven events and for building the capacity for the community organisations to develop and implement successful events throughout the shire. 

Our events funding program can provide valuable assistance for your event.

Find out more here >>

Venue hire


There are many buildings council manages in both St Arnaud and Stawell that may be suitable for you to hold your event in.  

Our venues for hire section has a detailed rundown of each available venue.

Find out more here >>

Reserve booking


There are many beautiful parks and gardens throughout our shire that are enjoyed by both local residents and visitors.

Some of these reserves are available to be used by clubs, organisations and individuals throughout our community for many types of events including sporting games and training, school sports days, fun runs etc.

Our reserve booking section has a detailed rundown of each available reserve.

Find out more here >>