What is public entertainment?
Public entertainment refers to an entertainment or meeting to which admission may ordinarily be gained by members of the public.
Examples of public entertainment:
- grand prix
- cinema in the park
- community fair/show (e.g. Melbourne Show)
- kids carnival
- community cup
- live performances (e.g. rock concerts).
Regulations regarding places of public entertainment
The Building Act 1993 requires that an Occupancy Permit be issued before a building or place can be used for a place of public entertainment:
- which are enclosed or substantially enclosed; or
- to which admission can be gained by payment of money or the giving of other consideration, and which is used or intended to be used for the purposes of providing public entertainment.
What is a temporary structure?
As prescribed and defined in the Building Act and Building Regulations, the following are prescribed classes of temporary structures:
- tents, marquees or booths with a floor area greater than 100m2
- seating stands for more than 20 persons
- stage or platforms (including sky borders and stage wings) exceeding 150m2 in floor area.
Application for siting approval temporary structures (PDF, 618.17KB)
Application for occupancy permit (POPE) (PDF, 846.13KB)