Photo from stage looking out into audience in street

Our Event Permits team manages more than 600 events annually including large scale street-based events such as the Johnston St Fiesta and the Victoria St Lunar Festival, small local celebrations on residential streets and park-based events like fun runs, concerts and circuses. 

To assist us to manage the demand for these spaces, we have a Major Events Expression of Interest (EOI) process. 

The EOI process is particularly focused on capturing the following types of events/markets: 

• Events requiring closures of major roads 
• Long stay or recurring events (markets and circuses) 
• Events attracting over 1,000 participants
• Events incorporating road closures of Yarra Boulevard 
• Other types of events are also welcomed

Applicants will be required to submit a preliminary proposal that includes a description of the proposed activity and site, frequency and relevant experience of the applicant. The preliminary proposals will be assessed by a panel and the applicants that best meet Council’s criteria will be issued an in-principle agreement. We will then invite successful applicants to submit a detailed proposal for consideration.

Expressions of Interest Dates: 

The next application round for the City of Yarra’s Major Events EOI will open from 25 November until the 20 December 2019 and is for events being held between June 2020 until May 2021.

For further information on the EOI process please read the EOI Guidelines.

For any queries please contact us on 9205 5205 or 

Image: Duke Street Festival. Velodrome Events.