Planning an event in Nillumbik

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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 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.

CovidSafe events

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