Hold an Event

The Fraser Coast has many unique and beautiful locations suitable for holding different types of events and activities. If your event has any of the following elements, various approvals may be required:

  • Food vendors;
  • Serving or selling alcohol;
  • Signage and advertising;
  • Noise;
  • Fireworks;
  • Temporary road/footpath closures;
  • Entertainment activities;
  • Events on Council-controlled land, venues or other infrastructure (including leased areas); or
  • Events requesting Council services such as waste collection and disposal.

To begin the process of applying for an Event Approval please complete an Application for Operation of an Event or Activity form found here.  Please forward the application form to events@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

Once received, Council’s Events Team will be able to provide information on event permits, approvals, and requirements for event preparation, safety and notification to stakeholders. There may also be additional resources and information that will be useful for your event planning.

It is recommended to contact Council at least four (4) months before the planned event date. If you are planning a large-scale event, you should allow at least 12 months to ensure enough time to address all event elements and potential issues.

For further information, please contact Council’s Event Officer on phone: 1300 79 49 29 or alternatively email events@frasercoast.qld.gov.au or please complete an online enquiry below or complete a hard copy enquiry form and return to Council.

Please note that the process for these approvals may involve a number of Council departments, the Queensland Police and other state authorities. Ensure you have allowed enough time to discuss your event with Council's Event Officer before you proceed with planning.

Online Enquiry Form

Event Planning Guides and Information

Events play an important role in the cultural, social and economic development of the Fraser Coast Region.

The Fraser Coast Regional Events Strategy 2020-2024 provides direction and guidance for those wanting to stage major events in the region. It is Council’s strategy to promote tourism activities which will provide measurable economic and community benefits to Fraser Coast residents.  

To view the Fraser Coast Regional Events Strategy click on the link below:

Fraser Coast Regional Events Strategy 2020-2024

Information for Smaller Events (local or regional events)

The Events in Queensland Guide and supporting templates have been prepared by Events and Engagement, Strategic Engagement and Protocol, within the Department of the Premier and Cabinet (Queensland).

The document includes advice, links, templates and contacts which have been drawn from a number of sources in consultation with a broad range of experts and stakeholder groups.

To view the guide click on the link below:

Events in Queensland Guide

Information for Major Events

For information on planning major events, drawing a significant number of visitors with many from outside the region, click on the links below:

Queensland Events Guide    Queensland Events Guide Section 2

Funding Assistance

Council also offers a range of grant programs to support projects, activities and events across the region. 

Grants and Awards