Major events expression of interest

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We have an Expressions of Interest system to support and manage events in Yarra.

As one of the smallest municipalities in Victoria, the City of Yarra’s public spaces are in high demand.

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 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 Round One 2017 EOI period is now closed for events to be held between June 2017 – May 2018.

The Round Two 2017 EOI period is now closed for for events to be held between November 2017 – October 2018. Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application by mid-August 2017.

The next round of EOI will open in early 2018.

Applications will be assessed against a range of criteria including the nature of the proposal, site suitability, impact on amenity and benefit to the community.

Please apply online.

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