The Moreton Bay Region has many outdoor areas where you can hold an event.
Council regulates prescribed activities on private property, Council areas and roads. If you are planning on holding a temporary event you may require a permit from council under Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2011.
The main purpose of regulating these activities is to ensure they are being carried out in a safe manner, whilst preventing nuisances to the surrounding environment.
Council has created the Organising an event guide to assist you with planning your event.
Do I need to make an application?
An application to hold a Community Event is required for any event open to the public on Council areas or private land, with or without an admission fee, or private events on Council areas if any of the following criteria apply:
- Amplified music
- Over 500 patrons in attendance
- Commercial businesses selling food
- mechanical amusement ride
Events on private land, which are open to the public may require a permit under Council’s local law. If you are unsure if your event requires a permit, contact Council.
Fees may apply.
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.
Contact the Public Space Permits Team on (07) 3205 0555 to discuss if an application is required at a showground as this activity is assessed on a case by case basis.
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.