Industry Framework for COVID Safe Events
Starting from Stage 3 easing of restrictions, more events will be allowed to commence under the following requirements of the Queensland Chief Health Officer:
- Fewer than 500 people - no Queensland Health approval needed when following a COVID Safe Event Checklist.
- 500 - 10,000 people - need a COVID Safe Event Plan approved by local Public Health Units.
- Over 10,000 people - need a COVID Safe Event Plan approved by the Queensland Chief Executive Officer.
Bundaberg Regional Council supports inclusive, vibrant and sustainable events that showcase the Bundaberg Region and support stronger community engagement.
Bundaberg Regional Council is committed to working with the community to deliver well-managed events within the Bundaberg Region.
Council has produced an Event Management Information Kit to assist event organisers in planning and running events in the Bundaberg Region
Our dedicated Events Team can provide advice and assist to event organisers during all stages of your planning process, including site selection and identifying what approvals are required.
Do you need to apply to Council or notify Council of an Event?
Generally yes, Council regulates Temporary Entertainment Events on Council land, on road and on private property to ensure that they are carried out in a safe and enjoyable manner for patrons, whilst preventing nuisances to the surrounding environment.
If your event is on public land or uses public facilities, or if your event impacts on normal public activities, you are likely to require either approval to use these spaces and/or approval to carry out your activiity regardless of participant number.
Some functions or events on private land may also require Council approval.
You will be required to submit an Event Application Form if your event expects 1000+ participants or in the instance that Council deems that your event is more complex in nature. As part of this form you will need to provide a detailed Event Management Plan, Risk Management Plan and Site Plan.
You can contact the Events Team via firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 1300 883 699.
If you are planning an event in the Bundaberg Region, click on the above links to access information which may be of assistance to you.