Public assemblies, demonstrations and protests

Groups or individuals do not need permission from City of Port Phillip to hold a public assembly, demonstration, protest or rally. However, we request that you notify Council of your activity to ensure any affects to public spaces are planned for, and impacted businesses and services are notified.

Notify Council

Before notifying Council, we encourage you to contact Victoria Police to discuss your plans.

Consider the following:

  • Ensure you have adequate insurance coverage
  • Leave sufficient space for others to safely pass
  • Be respectful of local residents and businesses, maintaining access and keeping noise to a reasonable level.

Tell us about your activity

Your details
Activity details

Please provide full details of the activity

If this activity will move from one location to another please provide full details of the route you plan to take.


Your personal information

City of Port Phillip (the Council) is committed to protecting your privacy. The personal information requested on this form is being collected by the Council for the purpose of assisting in the management of any impacts this activity may have on the City or to contact you to obtain further information in relation to this activity. The personal information will be used solely by the Council for that primary purpose or directly related purposes.

Council may share this information with internal teams, such as local laws, traffic, parking and communications, and external stakeholders, such as Victoria Police, Ambulance Victoria, Public Transport Victoria and the Department of Health and Human Services. The applicant understands that the personal information provided is for the purposes outlined above and that they may apply to the Council for access to and amendment of the information.

Requests for access and or correction should be made to Council’s Privacy Officer.

View our Privacy Policy.

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