Major Events

 A person on a stage in front of a crowd holding a rainbow flag at an event hosted at Burnley Circus Site.

Image courtesy of 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

Email us with a preliminary proposal that includes:

  • Description of the proposed activity and site
  • Frequency (is it 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

Round One 2022 Major Event Expression of Interest are now CLOSED for events between July 2022 and June 2023.

Round Two 2022 Major Event EOI will open Friday 1 July 2022 for events between January 2023 and December 2023. It will remain open until July 31 2022. 

Contact us

For any queries please contact us on 03 9205 5205 or