I want to run an event - but where do I start? 

A diverse range of festivals, events and activities occur within the City of Yarra.

We value these activities for the contribution they make towards the diversity, liveability and vitality of the local area.

When planning an event, there are many regulations, permits and approvals that may need to be addressed. Our Event Permits team can offer event organisers valuable event planning and management advice to meet these various planning and approval requirements.

You are responsible for making sure you meet all the requirements needed to host an event or associated activity- please complete the online assessment quiz to check if an event permit is required for your event.

  • Outdoor Events FAQ

    Want to hold an event but don't know where to start? Check our our frequently asked questions!

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  • Events in public spaces permit

    If you are running an event, you may need an Event in Public Spaces (EIPS) permit

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  • Events policy

    Our Events in Public Spaces Policy aims to strike a balance between events and residents

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  • Outdoor Weddings FAQ

    Want to hold your wedding in a park? Read our frequently asked questions.

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  • Major events expressions of interest

    We are introducing a new approach to supporting and managing events in the City of Yarra, where we can support you with planning a major event. 

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  • Accessibility at meetings events festivals

    We are committed to ensuring the City of Yarra is welcoming and accessible to all people.

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  • Advertising signs in parks and gardens

    Find out how to organise an advertising sign to promote your event.

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