Event sustainability guidelines

Brisbane. Clean, Green, Sustainable 2017-2031 highlights our city's key environmental achievements and outlines future goals and commitments to make Brisbane a cleaner, greener and more sustainable city, with more to see and do. Every year, Brisbane City Council helps to deliver more than 50,000 markets, festivals and events to enrich Brisbane's cultural, and social life, attract visitors, businesses and new residents and strengthen our reputation as a New World City.

Council has developed the following 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. It won’t all be achieved in one go, but every change is a step in the right direction.


Use these event sustainability guidelines to enhance the environmental outcomes for your event.

Top sustainability tips

To help you plan and run a great event that helps keep Brisbane clean, green and sustainable, read our top sustainability tips.

More information

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You may also like to read ISO 20121:2012, Event sustainability management systems - requirements with guidance for use - a voluntary international standard for sustainable event management created by the International Organisation for Standardisation.

Last updated: 28 April 2019