Toilets

The number of toilets required at an event will depend on a number of factors, including the anticipated crowd numbers, the gender of patrons (women need more toilet stalls), if alcohol will be available, the duration of the activity and the number of existing facilities at the site. Accessible toilets must also be available to event patrons. Refer to the tables below as a guide.

While many of Yarra’s parks have existing facilities that may be used, events in open spaces that expect larger crowds will need to provide additional portable toilets.

Consideration should be given to ensuring the toilets are well situated, well lit, contain soap and hand drying equipment, and are cleaned and re-stocked regularly.


Toilet facilities for events where alcohol is not available:

Less than 500 patrons:

Males

  • WC: 1
  • Urinals: 2
  • Hand basin: 2

Females

  • WC: 6
  • Hand basin: 2

Between 500 and 1000 patrons:

Males

  • WC: 2
  • Urinals: 4
  • Hand basin: 4

Females

  • WC: 9
  • Hand basin: 4

Between 1000 and 2000 patrons:

Males

  • WC: 4
  • Urinals: 8
  • Hand basin: 6

Females

  • WC: 12
  • Hand basin: 6

Between 2000 and 3000 patrons:

Males

  • WC: 6
  • Urinals: 15
  • Hand basin: 10

Females

  • WC: 18
  • Hand basin: 10

Between 3000 and 5000 patrons:

Males

  • WC: 8
  • Urinals: 25
  • Hand basin: 17

Females

  • WC: 30
  • Hand basin: 17

 

Toilet facilities for events where alcohol is available:

Less than 500 patrons:

Males

  • WC: 3
  • Urinals: 8
  • Hand basin: 2

Females

  • WC: 13
  • Hand basin: 2

Between 500 and 1000 patrons:

Males

  • WC: 5
  • Urinals: 10
  • Hand basin: 4

Females

  • WC: 16
  • Hand basin: 4

Between 1000 and 2000 patrons:

Males

  • WC: 9
  • Urinals: 15
  • Hand basin: 7

Females

  • WC: 18
  • Hand basin: 7

Between 2000 and 3000 patrons:

Males

  • WC: 10
  • Urinals: 20
  • Hand basin: 14

Females

  • WC: 22
  • Hand basin: 14

Between 3000 and 5000 patrons:

Males

  • WC: 12
  • Urinals: 30
  • Hand basin: 20

Females

  • WC: 40
  • Hand basin: 20

 

Reducing toilet facilities for shorter duration events


8 or more hour event duration: 100% quantity required
6 to 8 hour event duration: 80% quantity required
4 to 6 hour event duration: 75% quantity required
Less than 4 hour event: 70% quantity required

In addition to the above tables, the following facilities must also be provided:

  • one sanitary convenience bin per female toilet
  • separate toilet and hand washing facilities for food handlers
  • at least one unisex accessible toilet for patrons at each group of toilet facilities (refer to the Building Code of Australia for more information).