Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, Council will be following the directions from the Victorian Government.

Please visit COVID-19 Council events, services and program changes for more information and the Victorian Department of Health website for the latest advice on Victoria's restriction levels and daily updates on COVID-19.

Port Phillip Council aims to plan, attract and direct events to ensure our City is welcoming, healthy, safe and vibrant for all. It is commonly recognised and accepted that events bring a wealth of benefits to a community, from health and wellbeing of residents through to economic development for local businesses, cultural vibrancy and social engagement.

Any event attracting over 200 people or with significant infrastructure will require a permit. Events including:

If you are planning a major event that will attract large numbers or may require significant road closures, you will also need to submit an expression of interest for major events and markets.

All outdoor events and activities are assessed using the Events Strategy and Outdoor Events Policy.

A COVID-19 Safe Plan will be requested as part of the permitting process.

The City of Port Phillip is committed to fostering equitable participation for all. Please take a look at our Accessibility and Disability Inclusion fact sheet to see how you can ensure your event is inclusive and accessible:

A card fee applies to all applications.

Occupancy Permit for a Place of Public Entertainment

Contact Event Services

Online: Online Services
Email: eventpermits@portphillip.vic.gov.au
Post: Event Services, City of Port Phillip, Private Bag 3 St Kilda, Victoria 3182

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