Private events

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

Due to COVID-19 venue bookings for council managed buildings (Stawell Entertainment Centre, Shop 108, St Arnaud Town Hall etc.) or council reserves (North Park, Central Park, Lord Nelson Park, etc) are currently being taken by our customer service team on 03 5358 8700.

What is a Private Event? 

A private event is categorised as an event which is held, run and provided predominantly by you the applicant for a closed group of people e.g. sports club training session, wedding, High School debutante ball.

Why register your event with NGSC?

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. 

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 >>