Plan - permits

Council permit

A permit is required for a temporary entertainment event.

A temporary entertainment event is an event that is to be held on public or private property and on a temporary basis to provide entertainment to the public, regardless of whether payment is required.  There are two levels of temporary entertainment events:

  • Minor event - less than 1000 people
  • Major event - over 1000 people

Council takes into account a number of factors when assessing permit applications, including:

  • location, venue and surrounding amenity
  • compliance with environmental, health and safety standards

You may need you to obtain Council permits or comply with Council regulations for your event. These could include (but not be limited to):

For enquiries, contact us on 1300 69 22 47

Other permits

Other permits or approvals may be required by other government and non-government organisations.  Examples of these are:

Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation

  • Liquor Licence

Queensland Police Services

  • Special Event Permits: Ride Safe, Party Safe, Event Safe
  • Brochure “Help with running successful events”

Department of Transport and Main Roads

  • Special Events Management
  • Traffic Control Permit
  • Road corridor Permit

Department of Mining and Energy Resources

  • Pyrotechnics/fireworks

Translink/Sunbus

  • Bus route disruptions
  • Public transport to and from your event
  • Be sure to allow time for applications for licencing and permits to be processed and the necessary licences and permits to be issued.
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Last updated: 19 April 2019