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Plan for appropriate sound levels and toilet facilities

At least 2 months before the event

Sound levels

Your Event Plan must include details of the type of sound equipment you plan to use. Live acoustic music is allowed in our parks, gardens and sportsgrounds.

However some venues do not allow amplified music or a public address (PA) system.

If you are unsure whether your sound equipment is suitable to your venue, call the Sports and Events team at 9278 4595.

Musician playing acoustic music

To reduce noise pollution, the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) recommends limiting outdoor events to these times.

Day

Times to hold an event

Monday to Thursday

7:00am - 10:00pm

Friday

7:00am - 11:00pm

Saturday and Public Holidays

9:00am - 11:00pm

Sunday

9:00am - 10:00pm

Refer to the EPA Victoria website for more information about how to minimise the impact of noise to the community.

Toilet facilities

It is the event organiser’s responsibility to ensure that adequate toilet facilities are in place.

The number of toilets to provide depend on crowd numbers, event duration, guest gender and the service of alcohol. You should also consider facilities required by children, the elderly and people with a disability.

Use the following guidelines to determine the number of toilets required at your event.

Events without alcohol

Number of guests

Toilets for men

Urinals

Hand basins for men

Toilets for women

Hand basins for women

Less than 500

1

2

2

6

2

More than 1000

2

4

4

9

4

More than 2000

4

8

6

12

6

More than 3000

6

15

10

18

10

More than 5000

8

25

17

30

17

Events where alcohol is available

Number of guests

Toilets for men

Urinals

Hand basins for men

Toilets for women

Hand basins for women

Less than 500

3

8

2

13

2

More than 1000

5

10

4

16

4

More than 2000

9

15

7

18

7

More than 3000

10

20

14

22

14

More than 5000

12

30

20

40

20

Duration of events

Shortening an event reduces the number of toilets you need.

Duration of event

Quantity required

8 hrs plus

100%

6-8 hrs

80%

4-6 hrs

75%

Less than 4 hrs

70%

You may require portable toilets to ensure that adequate facilities are available. As these are temporary structures, they may require a permit.

Find out about permits for temporary structures and equipment

In your event plan, add sound equipment and toilet facility details. Then go to the next step.