Plan an event

During this time of COVID-19 Hume City Council will not be accepting external event applications until further notice. For further information you can still contact the Events and Festivals team by phone on 9205 2200 for any event related enquiries. However, due to the high number of enquiries coming through to our Customer Service team, we may take a little longer to respond than usual, so we thank you for your patience and understanding. Alternatively, you can leave a message or send an email at

Events come in all different sizes and consist of many different activities ranging from markets and fundraisers to major festivals and events.

Planning an event can be a difficult task, especially if you have never organised an event before. We have created an Events Guide which will assist you with areas from risk and emergency management to toilet hire and what applications and permits are to be submitted.


There are many key indicators in determining when an Events Application Form may be required. Things to consider are:

  • Size of the event/activity
  • Attendance numbers
  • Amount of infrastructure
  • Amusements (jumping castles, pony rides, carnival rides etc)
  • Fireworks displays
  • Impact on environment – traffic, waste, noise etc
  • Impact on residents

Council must be informed for all activities and events planned on Council land or on roads in the municipality. If you are unsure about whether your activity requires you to complete an Events Application, contact the Events and Festivals Team.

If your event is on private land, you do not need to complete an Events Application. However other permits may apply from Council (see page 5 of the Events Guide for other permits).

If you would like to hire a venue for an indoor event, please refer to visit our venues for hire section.

A list of Council reserves appropriate for events are listed on our Parks & Reserves in Hume page. If you have a location / site in mind and are not sure who it’s owned by then you can contact our Leisure Department on 9205 2200.


Events and Festivals Team
Hume City Council
PO Box 119
Dallas VIC 3047
Ph: 9205 2200

Updated : 2:56 PM, 14 April 2020

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