Please review the following information and complete the relevant steps:
If you will be serving and/or promoting alcohol during the event, refer to our Alcohol Harm Minimisation Policy (PDF, 87.19KB).
If you will be supplying food during the event, you will be required to obtain a temporary food vending permit. Please refer to the Streatrader website for more information.
If you want to hold an event in Bayside that is open to the general public, you will need to complete an event registration form.
Each event organiser is required to fully assess risks associated with staging an event. Ideally, the risk assessment document should be accompanied by an event plan, which should provide detail on event activities.
The risk assessment provides a checklist of activities that could be relevant to your event; however, you may also identify additional risks. If you have identified relevant risks, they must then be detailed in the template on the final page of the document.
To promote a community event within Bayside, community groups can take advantage of one of our 5 billboard locations (only one board at one location per event). We will not charge for the use of the billboard locations; however, it is the responsibility of the community group to engage a suitable supplier to install and remove the approved artwork and board (this may be negotiated with a relevant real estate company).
We will issue a permit for the agreed times, subject to the receipt of a certificate of currency for public liability insurance. Billboards are subject to location availability and our discretion and are not available for commercial events. (This application is also incorporated into the event registration form as a complete package of information).
You can apply to have your event promoted in our events section on our website.
After the completion of your event, we would like to know about the successes of the event planning and delivery, as well as elements of the event that may not have worked well. Please complete the event feedback form.
If your event requires road closures, the event organiser must submit to Council a Traffic Management Plan (TMP) as part of the event registration for consideration and approval.
If the road is owned and managed by VicRoads, approval is required from VicRoads and Council, together with approval from Victoria Police.
The number of road races permitted as well as the times and dates allowed is outlined in our Events in Public Places Policy. Please refer to this document before applying.
The event organiser is required to:
If your event requires the erection of a temporary structure, e.g. marquee or stage, you need to be aware of the Building Act 1993 and the Building Regulations 2006. You may need to apply to the Building Surveyor for a siting approval. Structures requiring siting approval include but are not limited to:
These forms need to lodged no less than 15 working days prior to the event. This application is made directly to our buildings department as indicated on the form below. Download our apply for siting approval of temporary structures form. (PDF, 618.17KB)
If you are planning an event or function within Bayside that is considered a Place of Public Entertainment (POPE), the Building Act 1993 requires that an occupancy permit for a Place of Public Entertainment. A Place of Public Entertainment could be one:
The form needs to be lodged no less than 15 working days prior to the event. This application is made directly to our buildings department as indicated on the apply for a place of public entertainment occupancy permit form (PDF, 618.17KB).
Public Transport Victoria seeks to balance the needs of event organisers and participants with those of regular public transport users, pedestrians and motorists who may be affected by an event's transport arrangements.
Under Victoria's events legislation, event organisers need to notify Public Transport Victoria if their event is likely to have an impact on regular public transport services. They may also be required to prepare and get approval for a public transport plan as part of their event management plan.
For more information go to the PTV website.