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Events and Festivals

Events and festivals

A lot of hard work goes into planning a successful public event, and the Shire of Harvey is committed to supporting event organisers to put their best foot forward.

If you are organising a public event within the Harvey Region on Shire of Harvey land, you will need to apply for some approvals. 

What is a public event?

Regular or one-off indoor or outdoor events where people assemble for civic, social, educational, entertainment, sporting, religious, business or other purposes. Examples include concerts, shows, fairs, festivals, exhibitions, cultural performances, street markets and similar events.

Event Application

If your event has any of the following, please complete an Event Application Form:

  • Food and/or alcohol
  • Music or entertainment
  • Stalls
  • Amusement rides
  • Structures being installed

  If you’re unsure, it’s always best to complete the application and we will let you know if no further approvals or permits are required.

How do I get an Event Application?

Please contact our Health Team via email

Process for holding an Event

  • Ensure the facility you wish to host your event at is available (email )
  • Complete the Event Application Form  and email it to
  • We will review your application and provide you a bespoke list of permits and approvals you may require for your event
  • We may set up a meeting with you to discuss and assist with your event requirements
  • You provide the Shire with any outstanding information (such as risk registers and temporary food permits)
  • The Shire will review all documentation and provide an event approval
  • You hold your event!
How long will it take to process my Event Application?
  • For high risk public events or for events over 1,000 people, please allow 12 weeks.
  • For medium risk public events or for events between 500 to 1,000 people, please allow  8 weeks.
  • For low risk public events or for events less than 500 people, please allow  4 weeks.

View the Public Event Risk Matrix.

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