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
Council will not be processing permit applications for large events under current Federal and State Government COVID 19 Pandemic restrictions on mass gatherings. As the situation evolves, restrictions on allowable crowd numbers may change but these can be expected to do so in different ways across different State jurisdictions.
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.
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
Under Council’s COVID 19 Response and Recovery Strategy, permit and application fees will be waived until the 30 June 2021.
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.
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
- Special Activities on Council Property - Application Form, Information Sheet and Form of Indemnity
- Application for Place of Public Entertainment Occupancy Permit
- Application For Siting Approval – Temporary Structures
- Advertising Sign for a Community Event Permit Application
- Outdoor Advertising Signs at Sporting Reserves Permit Application
For more information on running an event in Brimbank please call 9249 4000 to speak to the Community Development and Compliance Officer or email firstname.lastname@example.org.