Entertainment events - Info
How to comply
- Local Law No.1 (Administration) 2011
- Subordinate Local Law No. 1.2 (Commercial Use of Local Government Areas and Roads) 2011
- Subordinate Local Law No. 1.14 (Undertaking Regulated Activities on Local Government Controlled Areas and Roads) 2011
- Subordinate Local Law No. 1.12 (Operation of Temporary Entertainment Events) 2012
The following tools and resources allow the event organiser to know what is required to ensure the event is operating lawfully. When used effectively, these tools will assist to minimise the impact on patrons and surrounding neighbourhood and avoid enforcement action.
- Liquor licensing event management planning guide and template
- Example - Public event safety guidance for organisers
- Best practice guidelines for event delivery in Queensland
Council officers will monitor your event to check compliance with your approval conditions. If your event includes live bands or amplified music, they may also conduct noise monitoring. Noise from the event must comply with your approval conditions. If you do not have any approval conditions you will need to comply with the noise criteria for open air events, which can be found in section 440X of the Environmental Protection Act 1994.
When operating an event, licence conditions and relevant legislation must be complied with. If you have difficulty complying, contact Council.
Failure to comply may result in one or more of the following enforcement actions:
- prescribed infringement notices (PIN) or on-the-spot fines
- withholding of bond (or partial withholding) if applicable
- event closure
Council has a duty to investigate and respond to complaints received. A complaint may result in any of the above enforcement actions.