Major Events

Band performing on Burnley Circus Site stage

Image courtesy of Ash Caygill, Reunion Park Event, Velodrome Events. 

Our Event Permits team manages more than 600 events annually including:

  • Johnston St Fiesta 
  • Victoria St Lunar Festival
  • Small local celebrations on residential streets and
  • Park-based events like fun runs, concerts and circuses. 

Major Events Expression of Interest (EOI) process

The Expression of Interest process is particularly focused on the following types of events:

  • 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

How do I apply?

If you are interested in holding a Major Event, please follow these steps.

Step 1 - Apply

Submit a preliminary proposal that includes:

  • Description of the proposed activity and site
  • Frequency (if it is a one of event or will you need to use the site multiple times)
  • Statement about your experience in running large events

Step 2 - Assessment

The preliminary proposals are assessed by a panel.

The applicants that best meet the criteria will be issued an in-principle agreement.

Step 3 - Decision 

We'll invite successful applicants to submit a detailed proposal for consideration.

We'll contact you and let you know what is required for the detailed application.

Expression of Interest Dates

Expressions of interest for events between July 2024 and June 2025 have now closed. 
Round 2 of our 2024 Major Events EOI Process will open on 1 July 2024 and close 5 August 2024. This will be for events held between January 2025 and December 2025

Contact us

For any queries, please contact us on 03 9205 5555 or