To host a wedding ceremony on the Mornington Peninsula on public open space managed by Shire, you are required to apply for a wedding permit. To check availability, please contact the Events Team on 1300 850 600 or

For ceremonies on a back beach please contact Parks Victoria on for a wedding permit, Shire approval does not apply. 

For ceremonies planned on Westernport Bay, approval must be sought from the Committee of Management.


Application Form

An application form can be found here(PDF, 70KB). 


Temporary structures cannot be erected in public open space. Market umbrellas are allowed, these are to be weighted as pegging is strictly prohibited.

Food and Alcohol

Food can only be served to those patrons attending your wedding. If your wedding is conducted in an alcohol exclusion zone as per the ‘Local Law Consumption of Liquor’, it is strictly prohibited to serve alcohol at your wedding.


Shire does not allow materials such as confetti, rose petals or rice as they can cause damage to surrounding buildings, plants and trees.

Bali flags/arches/chairs

Two Bali flags can be used. These should be secured with weights as it is strictly prohibited to peg into any ground.

Naked flame torches are strictly prohibited 365 days of the year.

A limit of twenty chairs and one arch is permitted, arch to be secured with weights as pegging is strictly prohibited.

Car parking

Shire does not reserve car parks for any activity, local parking rules will apply and infringements may be issued.


Shire does not allow cars, including bridal vehicles, to enter any open space, beach or park.

Exclusive space

The Crown Land (Reserves) Act does not allow for exclusive use of the space or for an area to be physically cordoned off from the public.


Permission is not required from Shire, however, if you wish to ensure a particular location is available at the date and time you require, Shire recommends submitting the attached application form to ensure that no other weddings are booked into the space.


A fee of $60.00 is payable upon submission of your application.


Please contact us on details below for a copy of the Wedding Permit Application Form.


Events team
Phone: 1300 850 600