Planning a festival or 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 has 12 temporary signage locations around the Shire for local community and not-for-profit groups to advertise upcoming community events. At the Future Nillumbik Committee in June 2018, Council resolved to restrict temporary signage to these 12 locations only. Permits are not able to be provided for alternative sites. 

To apply for temporary signage

  1. Read the Policy statement(DOCX, 52KB) for site locations and compliance guidelines
  2. Complete the Application for the erection of temporary signs(DOCX, 222KB)

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

Forward the application to
Planning and Community Safety
PO Box 476
Greensborough VIC 3088 

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.