Planning an event in Nillumbik
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 provided below will assist you to plan a successful event, including accessibility, safety and permits you may require.
- The Guidelines for Community Events(PDF, 470KB) outlines the types of information Council requires from groups or individuals organising community events. The guide covers topics including public liability insurance, local laws, waste management and signage. Please note the guidelines for community events is currently under review and will be updated once the review is completed.
- 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(PDF, 562KB) factsheet provides practical information to help make your event more accessible.
Public events in Victoria can take place under COVIDSafe settings. The DHHS guidelines for events can be found at Public events (Coronavirus Victoria).
Holding an event on Council land
If you are planning a public event on Council land (such as a park, reserve or oval), you will need to apply for approval from Council. Please note that approval can take up to six weeks.
Apply to hold an event on Council land
Promoting your event
Council maintains a calendar of community-run events held in and around the Shire. Event organisers may submit their event for inclusion on the events calendar.
Add your event to our events calendar
Temporary advertising signs for your event
There are a number of locations around Nillumbik where Council allows temporary signs to be erected for the purpose of promoting community and not-for-profit events.
Apply for temporary advertising signs