Event bookings for parks & foreshores

Wishing to get married or host a community event at one of our parks or gardens? You are required to make a tentative booking to reserve the area you want.

Bookings

If you require access via adjoining Council parkland to carry out building work on your property, a vehicle access permit is required.

All approved bookings will incur an application processing fees of $87.00. However depending on the scale and type of event, a refundable bond may also apply.

Select the booking type below and follow the 'how to apply' information to make your tentative booking:

a) Site booking

Definition
  • Wedding ceremonies and photo sessions only
  • Event is no longer than 3 hours

Note: Receptions are not permitted on public land

How to apply
  • Tentatively book by using the “make a booking” link attached to the Council park or garden of your choice
  • If the park you want to book does not have the "make a booking" link contact Council on (07) 3205 0555 during business hours.
  • Site booking requests may be accepted up to 24 months in advance but should be submitted at least (6) six weeks prior to the event.

b) Event booking

Definition

Involves one or more of the following:

  • Event duration longer than (2) two hours
  • Temporary structure requiring pegs, spikes or takes (marquees)
  • Vehicle access
  • Public address systems
  • Electricity
  • Soundshell / stage
  • Band
  • Amplified music
  • Amusement rides
  • Fireworks
  • Sale of food and/or drinks
  • Temporary fencing
  • Portable toilets
  • Waste services
  • Public amenity services
  • Road, disruptions
  • Pedestrian disruptions
How to apply
  1. Tentatively book by using the “make a booking” link attached to the Council park or garden of your choice.
    If the park you want to book does not have the "make a booking" link contact Council on (07) 3205 0555 during business hours.
    Site booking requests may be accepted up to 24 months in advance but should be submitted at least (6) six weeks prior to the event.
  2. Complete the Event booking information form (link opens in new window)

Approved applicants will be sent an approval permit letter and invoices detailing the amounts to be levied (if any). Payment is required prior to access.

Council will ensure that the area is clean and tidy for the event and no further bookings will be accepted for the area. Council parkland and foreshore areas are for the general use of the public, approval does not grant the organiser exclusive use of the site.

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