COVIDSafe events in 2021
All events in the City of Greater Dandenong must have a COVIDSafe Plan or COVIDSafe checklist approved by the Victorian Government. This is in addition to all the necessary event approvals from other authorities, including Council.
Indoor events on private land
Indoor once-off events held on private land do not normally require any council permits or authority, including:
- a small group gathering of friends which have no entry charging fees.
- an event held at a venue which typically holds functions (eg. restaurants and function centres).
Although you may not need Council permission to hold an indoor event, there are still a few things you must consider when planning an event on private land and these are listed below.
Contact Council’s Town Planning enquires should you require any further information on planning permits for events.
Outdoor events on private land
If you are hosting an outdoor event on private land you may need to arrange permits, depending on the type of event, the location and what it the event will feature.
Find out more below.
Do I need a planning permit?
Depending on the event and where you are holding the event, you may need to apply for a Planning Permit.
Even if the building is a place of assembly (eg. a sport hall) or a place of worship (eg. temple, church or other denominational building), you or the owner may need other types of planning consent from Council to hold your event.
You might also need a permit for any event signage you are considering.
You should be aware that if you require a permit or planning consent from Council and you do not obtain it, you could be liable to fines and further legal action for your unpermitted event.
Contact Council’s helpful trained town planners in the Planning and Design Department for advice before you begin planning your event.