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Promote your Event

Council offers a range of ways to help you to promote your event to the community. 

List your event 

If you are hosting an event within the City of Greater Dandenong you can add it onto our 'What's On' Listing by completing the below form. What's On listings will appear in our online events calendar and may also appear in  Greater Dandenong Council News if we receive them with enough notice.

Submissions are subject to approval and events should be of recreational, cultural, social or community interest.

Read more about listing your event - 156KB 

Please allow 14 days for your event listing to go up.

Submit your event

Community roadside event signs

Council’s community event signs are a great way for local community and not-for-profit groups to promote their events.

Eight signs are available across Greater Dandenong at the below locations and community groups can book one or more of the signs.

Sign locations

Bookings are free but sign-writing and installation costs must be covered by individual groups and signs need to be made and installed by a professional signage contractor. The community event signs are blue landscape style boards. When no event information is displayed, they have the Greater Dandenong logo as the default item. 

To book one or more community signs, fill in a community signs booking form and email it to events@cgd.vic.gov.au:

Community signs booking form - 428 KB

Signs are not booked until you have received a confirmation from Council.

Building illumination opportunities

The Drum Theatre's historic façade features stunning external lighting that provides a unique opportunity to display a variety of colours to reflect significant events or matters of public importance.

If you would like to commemorate a special event or matter through Drum Theatre’s building illumination you will need to submit your request. All requests will be assessed by the City of Greater Dandenong and should be submitted no later than 28 days prior to the requested illumination date. Read more about Drum illumination.

Other promotion opportunities


Promotional events signs

Promotional signs generally require a planning permit from Council. Please note: It is under the discretion of Council to either grant or refuse the issue of a planning permit. 

Application fees apply for planning permits. Restrictions apply on the size of the sign which may be displayed (if approved). 

If you are planning on using signs other than the community event signs to promote your event, please contact Council’s Planning and Design Unit on 8571 1000.

If you display a sign or signs that need a planning permit without first obtaining that permit, you could be subject to planning enforcement action.

Council does not support the following types of promotional signs:

  • Electronic variable message signs (VMS) - Trailer mounted and static VMS signs are actively discouraged for any promotional or advertising purposes on private land. These signs should only be used temporarily for traffic management purposes.
  • Signs abutting major roads and freeways - Temporary promotional signs are strongly discouraged on or adjacent to major roads and freeways.
  • Signs located on Council land - Promotional signs that are visible from roads adjacent to council parks and reserves are strongly discouraged (or may be prohibited). Before making a planning application, written consent will be required from Council’s Property Officer.
  • Real Estate Boards - Council is unlikely to provide a permit for real estate agent (promotion) boards on residential properties.

Further information about promotional signs:

Greater Dandenong Signs Information Guide - 1.6MB

Local media

Local newspapers provide valuable promotion to the public who may not use an online medium. The local newspapers are private businesses not managed by Council. Their contact details are below.

Other online event listings

There are a range of other online event listing options such as EventBrite.