Holding your event on Council land

Glenorchy City Council encourages events across our City to activate spaces, bring people together and create community connections. If you are holding a public event on Council owned land (including parks, roads and facilities) you are required to get permission from Council by completing an event on Council land form. You will also need to provide a site plan, a risk assessment and provide a copy of public liability insurance for $20M. See below for more information.


Please note that as of September 2023, a fee will apply for your event application to be assessed. Fees are as follows:

Minor Event
(0-149 people)
Community Events – $71.50 (including GST)
Commercial Events – $143 (including GST)
Medium Event
(150-999 people)
Community Events – $143 (including GST)
Commercial Events- $286 (including GST)
Major Event
(1000+ people)
Community Events – $286 (including GST)
Commercial Events- $572 (including GST)

Please contact Council’s Events Officer on 6216 6800 or via email at gccmail@gcc.tas.gov.au to advise of your event and determine the fee payable. Fees then must be paid at our Customer Services area prior to your event being assessed.

Apply for a minor events permit

To apply for a permit, you need to complete the following application forms:

Along with a completed form, you will need to include a site plan showing:

  • the site
  • the location and size of all structures including temporary structures (e.g. marquees, temporary stands, food vans and stalls)
  • proposed car parking
  • Smoke Free Management Plan (where required)
  • Traffic Management Plan
  • toilet facilities (see below).

Temporary occupancy permit

If you want to use temporary structures, you need to have a temporary occupancy permit.

Temporary occupancy permits are issued by private building surveyors and ensure the suitability of tents, marquees, stalls and other structures for use and occupation by the public. Only certain types of ‘temporary structures’ require these types of approval.

When you are planning your event or activity, we strongly recommend that you contact a private building surveyor to discuss what you need to do.

Temporary food registration

If food will be for sale at the event, temporary food registration will be required.

See more information about temporary food licences on our food business registration page.

Toilet facilities

You must make sure that there are enough toilets at your event for the expected crowd. You will need to tell us how many toilets and/or urinals you have for males and females, and how many accessible toilet facilities you will provide.

Timing of licence applications

To make sure we can assess your application properly, the information must be given to us eight (8) weeks prior to the event. If we don’t receive the information within the above timeframe, your application may not gain approval.

Jumping Castles and Helium Balloons

Please note that Council will not support the use of jumping castles or helium balloons at any events on Council land.

Venue/Facility Hire Fees

Additional fees may apply to book Council owned facilities and venues including Tolosa Park, the Moonah Arts Centre and various halls. Go to our venues and facilities pages for more information.