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Updated 27 July 2021

COVID-19 Update

We are taking bookings for the following:

  • Public gatherings: For up to 10 people
  • Religious gatherings and ceremonies: Permitted for up to 300 people outdoors.
    • Density quotient of 1 person per 4 sqm applies.
    • A venue smaller than 100sqm can have up to 25 people per venue before density quotient applies.
    • COVID Check-in Marshals must ensure attendees check-in.
  • Funerals (outdoor): Permitted with 50 people (and those necessary to conduct the funeral). Children under 12 months old are not counted towards this cap. COVID Check-in Marshals must ensure attendees check-in.
  • Weddings (outdoor): Permitted with no more than 50 people (including the two persons being married and two witnesses. The celebrant and photographer are not included in the cap). COVID Check-in Marshals must ensure attendees check-in. Dancefloors are not permitted.
  • Outdoor fixed seated entertainment (Fairfield Amphitheatre): Open up to a maximum of 300 people per outdoor space. Group limit of 10 people. Density quotient of 1 person per 4sqm applies in non-seated areas. Up to 124 people for Amphitheatre. COVID Check-in Marshals must ensure attendees check-in. 

Public Events Framework 

  • Public Events must register their event under the Public Events Framework
  • Events fall into three Tiers depending on the size and risk factors associated with the event. The public event self-assessment tool will assist with what tier your event falls into and the COVIDSafe document requirements.
  • For events over 1000, register your event before reaching out to us
  • We will assess your application once it has been approved
  • Depending on your event, please register at least 2-3 months before your proposed event date
  • You can advertise your event after approval from both DHS and Yarra City Council

Please read below before you make a booking

  • We will only give final approval once State Government COVIDSafe Plans are approved or relevant checklists and attestations are complete
  • Please familiarise yourself with the Public Events Framework before making a booking

For further details please visit the Coronvirus Victoria Website

For more information please email or phone 03 9205 5205.

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