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Please review the Victorian Government's COVIDSafe Settings before completing your event registration 

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 and posters displayed in Shop 108 Stawell.

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.

Northern Grampians Shire Council aims to promote, attract and support festivals, events and attractions that add value to the shire's economy (NGSC Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2017-21)

Northern Grampians provides the perfect backdrop for many events throughout the year. Our major events of the Stawell Easter Gift and Grampians Grape Escape draw large crowds from across the country and simply are not to be missed.

With an increasing number of community events, council is keen to play an active role in supporting these events to also become major attractions. We are here to support you in your event planning process and in promoting your event to help you reach a larger audience.

Event Application

This form should take no more than 5-15 minutes to complete depending on the complexity of your event or venue hire request.  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 




The NGSC Event Resources Guide provides all the information you need to know to run an event in our shire. The Event Resources Guide includes all the forms that may be required during your event planning. Regardless of what type of event you are organising, council requires an Event Registration Form describing the details of your event. Notifying council will ensure that we can assist you to run a safe and successful event. 

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.

Application form: Bringing Back The Buzz


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 >>