Events, Private Function or Activities in a Council Park or Reserve

Private Functions on Council Reserves

Brimbank's parks and open spaces are public land which means you're able to use them for activities as long as it's consistent with Local Laws.

If you want to run private functions please choose a district park with onsite amenities (inc toilets). Small neighbourhood reserves (i.e.: across the road from the family home) lack the necessary amenities and may expose attendees to traffic hazards moving between the home and the function.

There is no booking process for the exclusive use of gazebos and BBQ facilities. Access to district parks for functions is on first come first served basis.

Personal / Group Fitness Training in Brimbank

If you are wanting to conduct personal training sessions on Council land then you must obtain a permit. Read more at Personal Training in Brimbank.

Brimbank Events Handbook

If you are wanting to run a public event, please read the Brimbank Events Handbook . It outlines the permit application process, permit requirements under law/ regulations as well as current COVID restrictions and provides essential information for organisers. 

Do I need an Event Permit?

You will need an event permit for a private function, activity or ceremony on council land if it involves any of the following:

  • more than 60 people expected to attend
  • setting up shade structures, jumping castles and other equipment
  • fireworks/firecrackers
  • changes to normal parking or road conditions

An event permit for an event/special activity on a reserve will need - 

  • To meet COVID Safe Public Event Framework conditions
  • An event permit application be submitted
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • A site plan for any structures or equipment
  • A risk management plan
  • An emergency plan 
  • Other supporting documentation depending on the nature of the event.

What will an event permit cost?

Under Council’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Initiative, permit application fees will be waived until 30 June 2021. However a bond may apply for the use of a park/ reserve.

To hire sportsgrounds for one-off events call us on 9249 4000 or email

Brimbank Park and the Maribyrnong River are managed by Parks Victoria Contact Parks Victoria on 13 19 63 for information about the hire or use of areas managed by Parks Victoria.