Festivals and events

Events can provide a wide range of social, economic and cultural benefits to the community. Successful community events require detailed planning and consultation.

The information and guidelines provided will help you to plan a successful event, considering import aspects including accessibility, safety and permits you may require.


The Guidelines for community events(PDF, 470KB) provides you with information that we require from groups or individuals organising a community event. The guide covers topics including public liability insurance, local laws, waste management and signage. The guidelines for community events is currently under review. Enquiries to community@nillumbik.vic.gov.au

The Access guide(PDF, 810KB) for festivals and events provides event organisers with practical information, recommendations and ideas to ensure that all people have an equal opportunity to participate.

The Hiring accessible equipment factsheet(PDF, 562KB) provides practical information to help make your event more accessible.

Temporary advertising signs for your event

We have 14 temporary signage locations available around the Shire for local community and not-for-profit groups to advertise forthcoming community events. To apply, complete the application form(DOC, 62KB).  Written approval is required prior to sign installation. See the Policy statement(PDF, 189KB) for site locations and compliance guidelines.

Forward your application to:

nillumbik@nillumbik.vic.gov.au; or

Infrastructure Services, PO Box 476, Greensborough  VIC 3088; or

visit the Civic Centre, Civic Drive, Greensborough. Contact 9433 3234 for assistance

Holding a street party

If you are thinking of holding a street party or street event the guidelines(PDF, 548KB) will help you with ideas. They explain what is involved in preparing for, organising and supervising a party in your area.

Festivals calendar

See the festivals calendar page for information about our festivals