Yarra Ranges Council do not issue permits for events as such. However there are a number of permits that may be required to cover various aspects of your event, such as traffic or food permits etc. For more detailed information look at the document "Your Event the Quick Guide".
Yes. If you are holding an event where a number of people are present, you will need to cover both yourselves as organisers, and the organisation you represent to ensure that the public are covered. You will be required to have cover up to $10m when booking any public hall or open space. This should also include cover for property and equipment.
A list of council owned public halls and open spaces is available on this website. Other venues and services can be found in our Community Directory. Click on the links on this page for more information.
Yes, the charges and conditions are listed on the website. Bonds are also required and are refundable subject to the property being left in its original condition.
Before you plan an event on private property it is essential to check with the Planning department regarding the zoning of your property, and what restrictions are placed on its use.
All businesses, community groups or individuals that sell food in Victoria are collectively known as "food premises" and are required to ensure that the food they sell is safe. Premises are grouped into four classifications from highest to lowest risk and each type has varying food safety requirements.
Further information is on Temporary Food permits page on this website or contact Public Health on 1300 368 333
Council has a Local Law which prohibits the consumption of alcohol in designated places within the Yarra Ranges. Most parks and public reserves within Yarra Ranges are designated places. Nevertheless if the event is the subject of a Liquor Licence, the Local Law requirement does not apply and therefore alcohol can be consumed subject to the licence conditions.
Your event would require a traffic management plan if it requires a road or a street closure, increases road congestion in the area, restricts access to or requires the use of footpaths, or is likely to generate a large amount of pedestrian traffic. Approval from Vic Roads, Police and Emergency Services and the Department of Transport may be required depending on the scale and type of event.