Organising Events on Council Land

The Noosa region has many outdoor venues where you can hold an event.

Council adopted the Noosa Events Policy in July 2019, following community consultation. This policy applies to events proposed or held on Council controlled land that require a permit under Council's Local Laws. The Policy aims to provide clarity around the staging of events on community-owned land.
Noosa Main Beach Event Policy was adopted in March 2018, this policy applies to events proposed or held in the Noosa Main Beach Precinct. 

Noosaville Foreshore

The Noosa River Foreshore is one of the most valued natural assets in Noosa Shire. Council adopted the Noosaville Foreshore Land Use Master Plan in May 2018 with the aim of protecting the integrity of the foreshore by carefully considering the balance between recreational use and commercial activities, events, markets and the like. Council's vision for the foreshore is that its natural beauty is retained and use of the area ensures it can be enjoyed by future generations.

Noosa EventIf you wish to hold an event in a park, on a beach or road, you will need a permit from Council. 

Note council does not issue permits for private family functions/birthday parties/family gatherings on any beach or Council land.  For private functions on council land there are restrictions, please contact Customer Service for further details. Noosa Council does not have a Permit Issued for Private Picnic Events. 


Application Process

If you are planning an event for the Noosa region, you can check availability of most sites in the region via our online portal. Not all venues are listed on this site, if your prefered venue is not available for viewing please email to check availability prior to submitting an application.

The Temporary Event Application can be completed online (see links below) or download a papercopy here. You must complete the application in full and submit it to Council at least six weeks before the event

For major events, applications need to be submitted at least four months before the event and Tourism Events at least six months prior. All attachments must be provided for your application to be considered complete. Please note no advertisement of your event should occur until your application has been submitted. 

For help completing the application form and planning your event, please refer to the Sustainable Event Planning Guidelines as linked below. 


Application Forms:

Events Online Application            

Events Application - Print Version  

Food Vendor List             

Online Application Form with Attachment Option (Note Google Account Required):

Events Application (Attachment Option)

Reference Documents:

Sustainable Event Planning Guidelines

Finding a Venue - List of popular locations