You need to apply for a Promotion Permit if you want to run a promotional event on Council controlled land, such as a park, footpath, nature strip, public car park or road. If you don't have a permit, you may receive a fine.
Promotional events include:
- distributing (giveaways)
- any activity that may disrupt the public.
Apply for a Promotion Permit online
You need to submit your application at least 10 business days before the event.
If your request involves more than one Council department or a non-Council authority, your application may take more time to process. If you would like advice before applying, please call us on (03) 9278 4444.
If you want to occupy Council-controlled land in front of a business, you need to get approval from the business owner or supervisor. In your application, include either:
- written approval from the business owner
- the business owner’s contact details if it's a verbal agreement.
You need to provide all the requested supporting documentation with your application. We'll contact you if we need more information.
If your application is approved, we'll email you a permit.
You can only apply for one event or activity per application.
- Application fee for a Promotional Permit: $91.50 (non-refundable)
- Promotional Permit fee per day: $160
We’ll send you an invoice if your application is approved.
If your event needs other Council permissions, such as food business registration, health-related permits, traffic plans or a filming permit, you may need to pay other fees.
Other permits you may need
If your event involves fundraising, you need to apply for a Fundraising Permit and submit it with your application. You can do this on our Apply for a Fundraising Permit page.
If your event involves food, you may also need to apply for a food permit. For more information about food permits, visit our Register a temporary or mobile food business page.
You will need to book the space if your event is going to be held at any of the following:
- A park
- A garden
- An open space
- A hall
- A sportsground.
You can find out more about the spaces available and how to book them on our Book a space page.
Depending on your event type, you may also need to read the information on our:
- Holding a residential street party page
- Marquees, temporary structures and equipment page
- Occupying a road or footpath page.
For more information, contact us on (03) 9278 4444.