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Event policy

Our online event calendar is available to promote community-run, not-for-profit events being held within Yarra Ranges. To be considered for inclusion on the calendar the events or activities must be open to and relevant to the broader community.
In addition to events sponsored/hosted or organised by Yarra Ranges Council, we will include events which:

  • Demonstrate and encourage support for local community organisations
  • Provide training or support for residents, local business and volunteers when hosted or organised by other government or not for profit organisations.
  • Promote Yarra Ranges as a tourist destination
  • Provide opportunities for residents to engage in cultural activities. 

Events we will include

 We will include the following events:

  • Agricultural shows
  • Community events
  • Single workshops/seminars hosted by not for profit or government organisations i.e.  Landcare, CFA, Parks Vic, Eastern Regional Libraries etc.
  • Festivals, fairs and markets
  • Fun runs and sporting events
  • Exhibitions
  • Major regional tourism events such as Grape Grazing, Day on the Green, Longest Lunch, Shed Fest

Events we won't include

We won’t include the following events:

  • Ongoing activities (including term based dance/gym/sport/music lessons, club meetings, regular sporting fixtures and church services)
  • Annual General Meetings
  • Events that seek to promote a particular product, service or private business including private dance, exercise/personal training or music classes (some may be considered appropriate for listing in our Community Directory). However we may include sponsored events at our discretion.

Terms and Conditions

  1. You should only submit your event once you have secured all necessary permits, licences and other relevant approvals for your event.
  2. All listings are subject to editorial discretion. Yarra Ranges Council reserves the right to refuse any listing request. Events relating to or held by a group which conflicts with Council's corporate mission/vision will not be listed.
  3. The person submitting the listing must ensure information supplied is accurate and information is kept up to date using the My Council dashboard.
  4. This event calendar is provided in good faith without any warranties or guarantees that the service will be error free and without disruption. 

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