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Event Management Guide

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 Guide  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 events.admin@bundaberg.qld.gov.au or by phone on 1300 883 699.

Event Management Guide Resources

Below is a list of the various Council Resources (Fact Sheets, Guidelines and Applications) taken from the Event Management Guide that may be relevant to your event. These resources can be obtained by clicking on the document number.


FM-7-650 / FM-7-700 Application to Hire Council Facility (Print and Electronic Versions)





Food Safety
  • MD-6-013 Food Stall Guidelines
  • FM-7-268 Temporary Food Stall Application (not for profit only)
  • FM-7-393 Food Licence Application - Temporary Food Licence


Advertising Devices
  • MD-7-308 Fact Sheet - Advertising Devices - Local Law - Temporary Signs
  • MD-7-309 Fact Sheet - Advertising Devices - Local Law - Portable Signs
  • MD-7-310 Fact Sheet - Advertising Devices - Local Law (General)
  • FM-7-527 Application for Approval - Installation of Advertising Device


Temporary Road Closures
  • FM-7-535 Special Events/Activities - Temporary Road Closure Request Form


Noise Management


  • MD-7-579 Fact Sheet - Toilet Facilities at Events


Temporary Furniture/Structures
  • MD-7-588 Temporary Furniture/Structures Guideline


Waste Management
  • MD-7-1080 Waste Management for Events Guideline