Events planning - Shoalhaven City Council
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Events planning
Council’s Events Liaison Officer can offer advice and assistance as early as possible ahead of your event. You will get helpful information including: 
  • Event planning and budgeting
  • Booking venues
  • How to promote your event
  • How to gain sponsorship
  • How to conduct post-event evaluation
  • Risk management
  • Crowd management
  • Food & alcohol requirement
  • Fundraising
  • Use of fireworks
  • Noise control
  • Other regulations and requirements
Contact the Events Liaison Officer on (02) 4429 3541 or by email

Sustainable events application form (PDF 254kb) can be used to provide the Events Liaison Officer with preliminary information you need to get the process started. On receipt of the form, the Events Liaison Officer will forward information to all relevant Council departments for assessment.

The Community events information kit (PDF 1MB) is useful information for planning your event. You can request this to be sent to you on disc or hardcopy by contacting the Events Liaison Officer.

A development application may be needed

An event may require a development application to be submitted and approved by Council. The following activities generally require approval: 
  • Fireworks 
  • Animals 
  • Circus 
  • Retail / commercial activity 
  • Markets 
  • Road closure or street parade 
  • Loud noise eg rock concert, helicopters etc 
  • Stages, large marquees or large temporary structures
  • Any activity which contravenes the zoning of the land
  • More than 200 attendees
A number of Council and external bodies may be involved in the approval process, so the development application must be prepared well ahead of time. Allow 3 months for Council approval.

Contact Development and Environmental Services
Phone: (02) 4429 3211  

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