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 and guidelines provided will assist you to plan a successful event, including accessibility, safety and permits you may require.


The Guidelines for community events(PDF, 470KB) provide 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

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

Council have adopted a temporary and community events signage policy on 15 September 2020, which creates a framework for local community and not-for profit groups to advertise upcoming events.

Permits are not able to be provided for alternative sites.

To apply for temporary signage

  1. Read the Policy statement(PDF, 759KB) for site locations and compliance guidelines
  2. Complete the Application for the erection of temporary signs(PDF, 74KB)

Written approval is required prior to sign installation as per the Policy