Private or Public Events Hire

Private Event in a Public Park or Area

Public access to parks and reserves is free. However, sometimes people may wish to use a park for a social gathering or special event, such as a wedding ceremony, birthday party or family reunion.

A permit is required for groups of sixty (60) persons or more who wish to have a social gathering in a park or reserve, or if your gathering includes a jumping castle, animal farm or amusement device.

Read more about Permit for a Social Gathering in Parks and Reserves.

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Public Event in a Public Park or Area

Public events are events that may be attended by any member of the community. Council recognises the contribution that public events make to social and economic vibrancy and welcomes public events organised by external organisations.

To hold a public event on Council land we recommend that initially, you read the Public Events Policy (174KB).

Further information can be found in the Public Events Guidelines (445KB).

You should then contact the Events Officer on 9936 8100 to discuss the event and location of the proposed event, or email

Following an initial discussion, you are required to provide an application in writing. Provide as much detailed information as possible, using the following checklist as a guide:

Checklist of Public Event Permit (224KB)


Notification to Police

All public event applicants must provide notification to the NSW Police that they intend to hold an event in a public area.

Event applicants must complete this form and submit to the local NSW Police, Harbourside Local Area Command located at North Sydney Police Station, Pacific Highway, North Sydney (cnr West Street).

A copy of the completed form must be provided to Council.

Notice of Intention to hold a Public Assembly (8KB)


Standards for Serving Food at Public Events

All public event applicants must read the Requirements for Temporary Food Stalls - and in their application show how they will comply with the Requirements. Read more about running a temporary food stall or sausage sizzle.

Public event applications are to be sent to:

By Post: PO Box 12, North Sydney, NSW 2059

By Email:

In person to: 200 Miller Street, North Sydney, NSW 2060 


Useful phone number

Events Wet Weather Line: 9936 8272