The Moreton Bay Region has many outdoor venues where you can hold an event. If you are planning on holding an event on Council-owned land, you will need to submit an online application for approval. Council suggests reading the Organising an event on Council-controlled land Guide to ensure you are familiar with the necessary requirements.
Upon receipt of a completed application, it is circulated to various departments within Council so appropriate conditions can be applied considering local laws, traffic management, park bookings, waste requirements and other relevant matters.
Do I need to make an application?
An application to hold an event on Council controlled land is only required if any of the following criteria apply:
- public attendance and/or ticketed event
- food and/or drink stalls, liquor licence
- petting zoo and/or animals *
- electricity and/or generators
- temporary fencing
- road and/or footpath closures
- portable toilets
- public address system and/or amplified music
- amusements rides*
- sound shell and/or stage
* Petting zoos, amusement rides and similar may require a permit and are only approved in Council parks for organised community events. Non-commercial amusement rides (e.g. store bought jumping castles) are not permitted. Council does not support the use of monster trucks on Council land.
Applications are not required for family or casual social gatherings in parks.
Applications are not required for showgrounds or the Caboolture Historical Village.
What do I need to provide with my application?
- A site plan for your event.
- Public liability insurance of not less than $20 million covering the dates of your event.
- A risk management plan for the event, considering traffic management, waste management, emergency first aid, emergency evacuation, setting up and dismantling plans, dust suppression, security, post event rehabilitation, noise management and wet weather may be required. View the Community events - risk planning guide(PDF, 200KB) to assist with the preparation of this document.
- Evidence of your non for profit association or charity status if applicable.
Council assistance for events
Council has prepared a community event guide to assist community organisations when planning, running and promoting an event in the region. The guide highlights key considerations for event organisers. It also provides information and links to useful resources and support that may be available through your local Councillor.
Events held on non-council controlled land
Temporary events on private land may require a permit under Council's local law. Refer to Temporary events on private land.