Events held in the Shire of Harvey
In response to the rapidly changing situation in regards to the spread of the of Coronavirus (COVID-19) the Shire of Harvey has taken direction from local and state agencies to ensure the environment is safe and healthy for our community.
The Federal Government has updated its guidelines around events and gatherings, which now includes:
National Cabinet agreed to risk mitigation measures for non-essential indoor gatherings of fewer than 100 people.
The medical advice is clear and National Cabinet has introduced a one person, per four square metres (2m x 2m) of floor space rule for indoor venues and gatherings. This will apply for non-essential gatherings, in many different circumstances. This will not include places like schools or Parliament.
At this stage, all events in the Shire have been suspended until further notice.
|Regular Events Held||Month|
|Australia Day Celebrations – Australind, Binningup Brunswick, Harvey||January|
|Australia Day Annual Charity Ride||January|
|Australia Day Ultra Marathon||January|
|Harvey Open Water Swimming||January|
|Harvey Agricultural Show||April|
|Harvey Harvest Festival||April|
|Myalup Easter Fair||April|
|Ignition South West Car Show||October|
|Brunswick Agricultural Show||October|
|Rotary Mower Challenge||October|
|Mili Markets at the Old Coast Road Brewery||November|
|Brunswick Christmas Markets||November|
|Harvey Italian Sausage Sagra||November|
The Shire of Harvey owns and maintains a number of facilities and reserves on behalf of the community. There are sports grounds, kitchen spaces, meeting rooms, community centres, an amphitheatre, a youth space and more. Some of these are available for hire.
Community groups use these places for activities such as playgroups, classes, fundraisers, celebrations, meetings and concerts. Businesses use spaces for events such as conferences and seminars.
By hiring these spaces out the Shire of Harvey provides the community with low-cost gathering places and generates revenue for their upkeep.
To make an application to hire a Shire of Harvey facility/reserve or to find out about the variety of facilities for hire please complete one of the below application forms. Once your application has been received by the Shire of Harvey it will be assessed. If approval is granted, you will be required to pay both the fees and/or bond prior to the date of use to secure the booking
Applications take a minimum of two weeks to process, please ensure you book early to avoid disappointment. If you require assistance completing your application please come to the office and see Reception. For any queries please contact the Shire Offices on 9729 0300 and ask for Julie or email email@example.com.
The Shire of Harvey is committed to supporting event organisers within the Shire to conduct well planned, responsible events. Event approval will be subject to the event organiser meeting the requirements of all relevant Shire of Harvey departments and external agencies. These requirements will include obtaining the necessary permits, insurance, notification of affected people and a variety of specific conditions according to the event.
To get started, you should submit an event application package including completing a handy checklist to identify what permits and approvals are required. Once received, processing of your application will begin by Council officers and a meeting will be arranged with you and a Shire Representative to discuss your event.
It is important that your application is lodged at least 15 weeks prior to your event so please allow plenty of time.
Applications and approvals for an event are not transferable. Therefore the organiser cannot transfer council approval for an event to an alternative venue, date or time, without re-negotiating with Council.
Download your Event Application Package and the Accessible Events Information Checklist below:
For further information please contact an Environmental Health Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 97290300.
The Shire of Harvey offers venues for wedding ceremonies only at the below venues:
- Stirling Cottage Gardens
- Kingston Amphitheater
- Treendale Park
- Harvey Dam
Please complete the Reserves Hiring Application form to apply for your required function.
Not for profit community groups and charitable organisations can apply to hold a street stall in designated areas determined by the Shire of Harvey. It is recommended that you contact the Shire of Harvey before applying to check availability of dates and locations. For bookings please complete the Stall Holder’s Permit below and forward it to the Shire:
Harvey Dam Amphitheatre
Enjoy the world-class recreational facilities including the Harvey Dam Amphitheatre suitable for major concerts and events.
Outstanding features include walkways, free electric BBQs, playground facilities, gazebos, picnic tables and toilets. The applicant applying for use of the amphitheatre will be required to fill out an application form available from the Harvey Visitor Centre and a bond must be paid to secure the booking date.
To book your event or find out more about fees to hire the Harvey Amphitheatre to contact the Harvey Visitor Centre.
Contact Person: Harvey Visitor Centre
Contact Phone: (08) 9729 1122
Contact Email: email@example.com
Note: Please ensure when booking your function/event that you allow a minimum of two weeks for processing of applications. The Shire advises not to make arrangements or send out invites until such time that approval has been received by the applicant.