Outdoor Events

For the safety and comfort of event patrons and operators, health guidelines cover many aspects of public events.  

Under the Health (Public Building) Regulations 1992, outdoor events are considered public buildings. The following factors are considered in assessing approvals for concerts, events and organised gatherings:  

  • Facilities and services, including sanitary facilities, solid waste disposal, traffic management and camping 
  • Food and beverage 
  • Infrastructure and entertainment, including structures, electrical equipment, entertainment and noise 
  • Health and safety, including crowd control and security, first aid, fire equipment, exits and smoking zones 
  • Documentation, including risk management and emergency evacuation plans, public liability insurance

Visit the Department of Health for the full range of guidelines.  

To start your application, complete the application form for a temporary public building/event.

You may also need to complete the relevant accompanying forms, depending on your event. 


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