Planning an Event

Are you an event organiser planning to hold an event on Shire owned or managed land?

The Shire is excited to support a range of events across the Peninsula by providing resources and tailored advice to event organisers to ensure the delivery of safe, inclusive, and vibrant events. If you plan to hold an event on Shire owned or managed land, you will require an event permit.

Check out our Top 5 Outdoor Event Spots(PDF, 1MB).

To find out if your event is on Shire owned or managed land please check out our interactive map. Use the search tool at the top right in the map to find a particular location. Alternatively, zoom in/out using your mouse wheel or the zoom button and left click on the area to see who manages the location.

Start here - Do I need an event permit?

Let us know if you plan to hold an event on Shire owned or managed land

The Event Opportunity Form (EOF) must be completed:

  • 3 months prior to your planned event for low to medium impact events
  • 6 months prior to your event for high impact events.

The events risk impact classification is outlined in the Events Policy.

The EOF is a quick online form that registers your intent to hold an Event on Shire owned or managed land, capturing details such as date(s) and location(s). A member of the Shire team will review your event details and availability before contacting you to discuss next steps, which will include completing a full Event Application and submitting any other relevant documentation required.

Submit Event Opportunity Form

Getting your event approved - a step by step guide

You have let us know you plan to hold an event on Shire land by completing the Event Opportunity Form and been in contact with the Shire. What can you expect next?

  1. Event organiser submits their event online through the Event Opportunity Form.

  2. Shire Events Officer is assigned to Event Organiser and advises them of the next steps.

  3. Event Organiser submits the Event Application and Site Map, along with all other documentation required (download the Quick Reference Timeline(PDF, 122KB) to ensure you comply).

  4. The event documentation is referred to internal Shire stakeholders for comment/ approval, i.e. Parks & Roadsides, Traffic and Building teams.

  5. The Event Permit is issued, subject to approval.

Please note: The Event Organiser is responsible for ensuring all permits from additional, external event stakeholders are obtained, as required.

Event application fees


All fees are inclusive of GST

An additional bond may be required for your event, charged at the discretion of the Shire. 

The above rates do not apply for events held at The Briars or Police Point. Please reach out to

for further information.


Contact the Event Permits Team

Phone: 1300 850 600