Hold a public event

The City of Swan plays host to a wide range of events each year, ranging from small market days to major festivals.

These events create a sense of community, provide entertainment, bring visitors to our vibrant City and make it a great place to live, work and play.

The City is responsible for approving all events held in the City of Swan, this includes public events on City own land and privately owned properties. We must ensure events comply with a range of health and safety requirements.

The City’s event team are here to help you through the event application process and provide advice on the specific requirements for your event. They’ll be the centralised point of contact for your application and will liaise with other City teams on your behalf.

For any queries, please contact the City’s Events team at public.events@swan.wa.gov.au

Read through the City of Swan’s event guide to ensure you understand all the requirements for hosting an event. The guide will assist you in preparing all the required information for your event application. 

If you’re uncertain about the level of approval your event will require, please contact the Events team.

Accessible festivals and events

View the City's checklist on running accessible events here

Apply to hold a public event online. Return completed applications with relevant documentation to public.events@swan.wa.gov.au.

We encourage you to submit your application at least six weeks prior to your event. This will allow for adequate processing time. 

The Events team will review your application and advise if any further information is required to process the approval.

Once all required information has been received, your application will be sent to the relevant City teams for processing.

The turnaround time for approvals is four weeks from the date the City receives all required information.

If the event is being held on City owned land, we’ll check availability and make a tentative booking of the facility on your behalf. 

The City will notify you when your event has been approved and advise of any conditions that you’ll need to adhere too. 

We’ll provide you with an invoice/s for payment of the relevant fees and charges for your event. This may include the event application fees, venue hire, waste management and special permits (noise management, traffic management etc.).

Payment of these fees may be required prior to the commencement of your approval.

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