Holding an event in Kingston

It is the responsibility of the event organiser to ensure attendees at any event abide by the current Victorian Government's Coronavirus (COVID-19) directions.

Kingston is home to a range of parks, open spaces and community halls that you can use and enjoy. View a list of our parks or download our top spots quick guide(PDF, 2MB) for event locations, and their facilities including: 

  • access and parking
  • water
  • seating
  • shade
  • BBQs

Planning your event

When planning your event, please read our event guide(PDF, 576KB) to get help with: 

  • our event notification process
  • minimising your impact on the environment
  • laws and regulations. 

You may need to notify us of your event.

Select your event type below and fill out the notification form at least 20 days before your event. Larger events may require more processing time. 

Please note - we cannot guarantee exclusive use of the land. 

Public events

Commercial or public events are events for the wider public, such as community events or small festivals.

Step 1.Read relevant documents

When planning your event, please read: 

Step 2.Gather your documents

You need to a license for a commercial event. When you apply, you will need to provide: 

  • The event location and date
  • A detailed site map (where you plan to place structures)
  • Public liability insurance 
  • An authority to fundraise letter from your nominated charity (if you’re donating proceeds from your event) 
  • A risk management plan (for larger events)
  • A traffic management plan (if you are closing a car park or using car spaces). 

Commercial events have a daily fee. Set up and pack down days are included. 

  • Primary sites - $1160 (inc. GST)
  • Secondary sites - $580 (inc. GST).

Step 3.Complete the online form

For one-day events, fill out the commercial event (one day) notification form.

For multiple-day events, fill out the commercial event notification form.

If your event or festival has music as a component, you will also have to get a public performance licence through One Music Australia.

Private events

Private events are functions for a select group of people, such as family and friends. 

Step 1.Do you need to notify us?

You need to notify us if your event has:

  • More than 100 people attending
  • BYO equipment (marquees, tables, chairs, bouncing castles, PA systems etc). 

Step 2.Gather your documents

You will need to provide:

  • the event location and date
  • a detailed site map (where you plan to place structures)
  • public liability insurance (if applicable) 
  • An authority to fundraise letter from your nominated charity (if you’re donating proceeds from your event) 
  • A risk management plan (for larger events)
  • A traffic management plan (if you are closing a car park or using car spaces). 

Step 3.Complete the online form

Fill out the private event notification form.

Weddings

Step 1.Gather your documents

You will need to provide:

  • the wedding location and date
  • a detailed site map (where you plan to place structures)
  • public liability insurance.

Step 2.Complete the online form

Fill out the wedding event notification form to get a permit for your wedding. 

Yes, if it is a small marquee that is weighted not pegged. If you plan to use a large marquee from a hire company, fill out the private event notification form.

No. Free BBQs are provided at many of our public parks for community use. View our Top Spots Quick Guide(PDF, 2MB) for a list of parks with BBQs.

No. They are for the whole community to use. We suggest you arrive early to secure your spot.

There are drinking fountains at many of our parks. You cannot tap into the emergency electrical and water boxes.

Petals are preferred and should be cleaned up with any other rubbish.

Most toilets in public parks are open during the day. If not, you can collect a key from us during business hours prior to you event. A deposit is required. For larger events, you may need to hire more toilets.

Smoking is banned:

  • in all outdoor areas where food is being served
  • within 10 metres of a food stall or van
  • at patrolled beaches within 50 metres of the red and yellow flags

Outdoor drinking areas allow smoking if they are:

  • at least four metres from outdoor dining areas 
  • separated from outdoor dining areas by a 2.1 metre wall

Alcohol is banned in some public areas around Kingston.

You will need a permit from Council to host a street party, however our main priority is to enable you to create a fun event for yourself and your neighbours.

Read and complete our street party permit application form(PDF, 80KB) and return it to our Local Laws team for consideration.

For more information contact our Local Laws team on 1300 653 356.