Organising an event?

 An event is a function or the setup of a function at which the public can attend, or it can be a private corporate function. Events can be held in public parks, on school grounds or on private land.

When to apply to hold an event?

If the event involves one of the following the event organiser must complete an application to hold an event form.

  • Temporary structures
    (e.g. marquees, tents etc. that penetrate the surface of the ground)
  • Vehicle access
  • Public address systems
  • Electricity / generators
  • Sound shell / stage
  • Band / amplified music
  • Amusement rides
  • Fireworks
  • Consumption of alcohol
  • Food and/or drink stalls
  • Temporary Fencing
  • Portable Toilets
  • Waste Services
  • Public Amenity Services
  • Road and/or Footpath closure
  • Public attendance

If none of the above criteria applies to the event, no application or notification to council is required.

Suitable locations

Council parks

Scan the list of parks for a location with a ‘Make an event booking’ link. If the park is not listed contact council to discuss further options.

Sports fields

Please contact council if considering a sports field location.

Private property, school grounds and other locations

Complete the application to hold an event form.

How to apply

Complete an online application to hold an event at least 3 months before the event and up to 24 months in advance. Approval must be granted before proceeding with the event.

Steps to obtaining approval:

  1. Identify a suitable location
  2. Register for council’s eServices to access the online application
  3. Read and accept the Terms and Conditions before applying.
  4. Complete the application to hold an event form

Council assistance with an event

Add your event to Council’s online calendar

Add an event to the what’s on section of this website. Listing is free and available to events held in the region. Complete the add your event form.

Grants and Funding

There are a number of grants and funding options available to organisations through council as well as state and federal governments.

Equipment Hire

Council has equipment available for use by Moreton Bay region community groups and not-for-profit organisations.

The items are only available when not required for council events and activities, and must be picked up and returned.

Community Banner Poles

Council has community banner poles placed across the region for advertising by community groups.

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