Events and Filming

Running an Event in Brimbank

Council welcomes events that are well planned, safely conducted and that don't adversely impact the community.

An event permit will be required if your activity/event involves any of the following:

  • An activity that goes beyond regular use of Council land such as a park, reserve, footpath or road
  • A public gathering of 60 or more people
  • A road closure or changed traffic and parking conditions
  • Structures or equipment brought on to Council property
  • Fireworks including firecrackers

We can advise you on event management and assist you with completing the Event Permit application forms.

Applying for an Event Permit

Our Brimbank Events Handbook outlines key codes of practice and legislation relevant to running your event/activity. It includes permit application forms, permit requirements and essential information for organisers.

COVID 19 and Event Permits in Brimbank

Under current more relaxed COVID restrictions events NO LONGER require:

  • Approval from the Dept of Jobs Precincts & Regions (DJPR) for events of over 30,000 attendees.
  • Patrons show their vax status to gain entry
  • Staff and patrons wear face masks or check-in at QR codes
  • Attendance records or Covid Safe marshals

However, 2 dose vaccine mandates will continue to apply for staff and participants.

In deciding whether to run an event, applicants are responsible for monitoring advice from Federal and State governments in relation to restrictions on public gatherings and adhere to any directions /advice mandated by governments and monitor the DHHS website for appropriate updates

Council will endeavour to provide updates on COVID 19 information relevant to events but is not responsible for:

  • Notifying organisers in relation to government restrictions that may apply to their events
  • Events provided with a permit running in breach of new or changing government restrictions.

Filming in Brimbank

Filming is a planned activity that may impact Council property or traffic conditions. A Film Permit will be required subject to the Code of Conduct for Film Crews and other requirements which apply under our Local Laws as set out in  the Brimbank Events Handbook

Filming in facilities and on sports grounds may also require a booking from Leisure Services and/or a bond.

Victoria Police Film and Television Office Approvals

If you’re going to film:

  • From low loaders;
  • Portrayals of police; or
  • Simulated violence

you must get approval from the Victoria Police Film and Television Office first before applying for a permit.

Download and read the Brimbank Events Handbookfor permit application forms and what information to include with your application.

Student Filming

If you're a student filming for coursework, you're exempt from permit fees but you may still need an event permit. Download and read the Brimbank Events Handbook.

Other Related Application Forms

For more information on running an event in Brimbank please call 9249 4000 to speak to the Community Development and Compliance Officer or email