Standard Offer events permit

A permit is required for events that have an expected attendance of 2000 or more people over the duration of the event.

With many events being undertaken in Council parks, Council has created “Standard Offer” packages to assist organisers of eligible events through the application process. These packages detail the eligibility criteria, supporting documentation required by Council to assess the application and the application process for events in either of the two identified parks, Musgrave Park in South Brisbane and 7th Brigade Park in Chermside.

Events that meet the eligibility requirements can apply for an entertainment event permit using the streamlined standard offer application process. This process has been developed to aid organisers of eligible events by creating standardised templates for documents required to support the application.

Standard offer packages

The Standard Offer packages are available for:  

Eligibility for standard offer application process

To be eligible for the standard offer entertainment event application process, the event must:

  • be conducted in the designated area of the park (as indicated in the site plan in the standard offer package)
  • be held between 7am and 10pm
  • have an expected attendance of:
    • no more than 10,000 at any one time and no more than 25,000 over the duration of the event for events in Musgrave Park
    • no more than 5000 at any one time and no more than 10,000 over the duration of the event for events in 7th Brigade Park
  • not have any tent or marquee larger than 500m²
  • not require temporary grandstands
  • not require any temporary road closures
  • not involve the sale of alcohol
  • not be deemed to be primarily a live music event (live music is permitted however, the volume must be kept to a minimum to avoid unnecessary impacts on the surrounding residents and businesses)
  • have Public Liability Insurance of at least $20 million, which lists Council as an interested party, indemnifying Council for all claims for personal injury and damage to property arising out of the event.

Events of 2000 or more attendees that do not meet the requirements for the standard offer application process must apply for an Entertainment Event Permit.  

When no permit is needed

A permit is not required for events where a maximum of 1999 attendees are expected over the duration of the event.


An application fee applies to events eligible for the standard offer application process and is required when submitting your application.

For all other events not eligible for the streamlined process the application fee varies depending on the expected number of people attending the event.

Event application fees
Number of people attending Fee
2000 - 10,000 $1656.60
10,001 and greater $3392.50
Amendment (alteration or expansion of the business activity $452.55

These fees do not attract GST.

How to apply

Applying for a Standard Offer event permit is a 3 step process:

Step 1 – Contact Council

Once you have determined that your event meets the eligibility criteria, the first step is to contact the Festival and Events Liaison Officer on 133 BNE (133 263) to ensure that the park is available on your preferred date. If the park is available, FELO can place a hold on the park up to 12 months in advance.

FELO can also assist with

  • ensuring that the proposed activities at your event are suitable, as some activities are prohibited in Council parks, and that a park use consent can be obtained
  • identifying any additional permits that may be required.

Step 2 – Standard Offer application supporting documentation

Complete all the required information in the six management plans contained within the relevant standard offer package.

Step 3 – Submit the Entertainment Event permit application

Complete an entertainment event permit application form and submit it, along with payment of the prescribed fee, the completed management plans and your Public Liability Certificate of Currency (if you have it) as supporting documentation for your event permit application, at least six weeks before the event.

A Council Officer will contact you:

  • within 5 business days if further information is required; or
  • within 10 business days to advise of the outcome of your application.

After approval

Once your application is approved you can undertake your event, in accordance with any conditions attached to the permit.    

More information

For more information about the standard offer events process, phone Council's Business Hotline on 133 BNE (133 263).    

Last updated: 15 August 2022

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