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1000 Play Streets

Council is participating in the 1000 Play Streets campaign, designed and pioneered by Play Australia.

The campaign aims to turn quiet residential streets into places for neighbours of all ages to connect and enjoy.

This is a free campaign for any street to take up.

What is a play street?

A Play Street is small-scale gathering in a residential street where neighbours of all ages can connect, normally lasting 2-3 hours.

I want to run a play street, what do I need to do?

Anyone can apply to run a play street, You just need  to complete the online form below and a Council officer will guide you through what  is next. We recommend you complete this at least a few weeks before you are looking at holding a Street Party.

Apply now

Is there a cost involved?

There is no cost to residents.

What will Council do to support my event?

Council will provide all forms, equipment for street closure and any assistance needed to get the street enjoying a Play Street day.

Can this be a regular event, or are these one-off events?

They can be one-off events, or a regular event each week, fortnight or month. 

Do I need permission from all my neighbours?

You will need support from at least 75 per cent of your neighbours. 

What happens next?

Once you have lodged your form (above) Council will review your application.  As long as it meets our suitability and safety requirements, Council will provide you with:
•    Provisional Conditions and Approval for your Event
•    A Traffic Management Plan for your Event
•    An Agreement from Neighbours Form 

1000 Play Streets Resources 

Below are some editable and printable resources that can be used to promote 1000 Play Streets activities.

1000 Play Streets 'We missed you' Flyer - 900KB

1000 Play Streets A5 Promotional Flyer - 1.3MB

1000 Play Streets A3 Invitation - 605KB

1000 Play Streets A2 Sign - 140KB

1000 Play Streets A-Frame Sign - 680KB