Events and festivals

Events and festivals in Brisbane bring together and celebrate local cultures and enhance our reputation as a vibrant and creative city.

To provide a balance between the delivery of events and maintaining the amenity of the area, Council has developed the Events Local Law 2022 which requires organisers of 'prescribed' events obtain an event permit. The local law is supported by two Local Law rules, the self-assessable events rule and the assessable events rule. 

If you are planning an event with 1000 or more people expected to attend, you may need an event permit.

Council is improving the way events are regulated in Brisbane with the creation of the Events Local Law 2022. This local law commenced on 30 June 2023.

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Last updated: 4 September 2023

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