Location, size, activity, impact, and additional structures may trigger the need for additional permits that have a separate application process to the event proposal.
Place of Assembly
Events on private property require a planning permit for Place of Assembly.
For advice on if a planning permit is required and if what you want to do is allowed, call Council’s Planning department on (03) 5422 0333. Alternatively, you can also visit our Gisborne office and speak to a planner in-person.
Occupancy Permits - Place of Public Entertainment (POPE)
The Building Act prohibits public entertainment at a venue (or site) unless an occupancy permit has been issued permitting the use of that venue for public entertainment.
Events hosted by community-based organisations using outdoor recreational facilities greater than 500m² (without temporary structures) do not require an occupancy permit if the number of persons in the place at any one time during the event or activity does not exceed 5,000.
Event proposal applicants will be advised if an Occupancy Permit for Place of Public Entertainment is required after initial assessment.
Permits for temporary structures
Temporary structures are:
- Tents, marquees or booths with a floor area greater than 100m²
- Seating stands for more than 20 persons
- Stages or platforms (including sky borders and stage wings) exceeding 150m² in floor area
- Prefabricated buildings exceeding 100m² other than ones placed directly on the ground.
If you have a Prescribed Temporary Structure you will need to:
- Provide an Occupancy Permit for the Prescribed Temporary Structures. The owners of the marquee usually provide these, otherwise, through the Victorian Building Authority.
- Contact Council's Municipal Building Surveyor on (03) 5422 0333 to apply for a Prescribed Temporary Structure Siting Approval.
Applicants will be advised if an Occupancy Permit and Siting Approval is required for any temporary structure at their event.