Organising an event in a park, garden or sportsground can be a big undertaking so we've prepared a guide to help event organisers and community groups plan their events effectively.

The guide will help you determine

  • whether your event needs Council approval
  • what you need to prepare to apply for Council approval
  • any other permits you may need to hold the event.

How to use this guide

Begin at Step 1 and answer the questions one at a time. When prompted, exit the guide to start organising your successful event. 


We recommend you allow at least 12 weeks to organise your event.

For queries and advice on events in parks, gardens and sportsgrounds contact your Events Officer on 9278 4595 or email [email protected].

Support for community organisations

The City of Boroondara offers a variety of grants to support community events.

For more information on Council’s grant program and to check your organisation’s eligibility visit Community Grants.


Image by Damian Stephens.

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