Event planning resources

We have gathered information and links to useful resources to help with your event planning. There is information to help identify other permits or approvals that may be required, how to find a suitable location for your event, find out about sponsorship, event planning, sustainable and accessible events and event safety.

Related event approvals

Find information on other approvals that may be required for activities at your event.

Event planning guidelines

Useful information from the Queensland Government on organising and managing events.

Event amenities

You need to ensure that sufficient toilets and bins are available, serviced and maintained for the duration of your event. Find the requirements for toilets and bins at:

Find a location for your event

Brisbane City Council has a wide range of venues and facilities available for hire. Book a Council venue.

Brisbane Marketing's Brisbane Event Planner is a tool to search for venues, accommodation and services.

Event accessibility guidelines

Find out how to make your event inclusive for all patrons, including seniors, parents with prams and people with impairments and disabilities.


Sustainable events

Council has developed guidelines to help event organisers incorporate sustainable principles into the planning of their events. Every event is different and each presents different opportunities for improved sustainability. Find out more.

Identifying and notifying event stakeholders

Before you hold an event, you must identify and notify relevant stakeholders in reasonable time prior to the event. Find out what is required for stakeholder notification at:


Find out about the types of events Council sponsors, and how to apply.

Tourism and Events Queensland has funding for regional and major events. Find out more.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander acknowledgement at your event

Find helpful information and guidance around organising a Welcome to Country or an Acknowledgement of Country for your event:

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Brisbane City Council acknowledges this Country and its Traditional Custodians. We pay our respects to the Elders, those who have passed into the dreaming; those here today; those of tomorrow.