Are you planning on delivering an event that is open to members of the public on private land? If so, you may need to apply for an Entertainment Venue Licence from City of Gold Coast.
Here are some requirements you may need to consider when hosting a public event on private land.
Entertainment Venue Licence
Temporary events on private land require approval under the City's local laws. Applications will be assessed for impact on amenity and public safety, and the mitigation proposed by the event organiser for those impacts.
COVID Safe Plan
For COVID-19 updates including information regarding event COVID Safe plans and checklists visit the Queensland government website.
You must provide all required COVID documentation with your application.
Do you need development approval? This will depend on the current zoning of the land and your proposed use, size of audience, duration and impact.
Please contact the Planning Enquires Centre on 07 5582 8708 or visit Do I need a development application for detailed requirements.
Do you need a Traffic Management Plan? Event organisers need to ensure that roads in the surrounding areas have the capacity for any expected increase in traffic. Please contact the Planning Enquires Centre on 07 5582 8708.
Applications for event road closures should be lodged through the City Events team via email. Submit the temporary road closure application form located on the Temporary road closures page.
All food operators need to comply with Queensland Government requirements.
An application for a food licence can be accessed on the Food business page.
For more information or to discuss your requirements further, please contact City Standards on 07 5667 5987.