Peaceful assemblies in Council controlled places

Peaceful assemblies can be held under the Peaceful Assembly Act 1992 (the Act). For an assembly to be considered an authorised assembly, the organiser must comply with the provisions of the Act. The Act can be viewed on the Queensland Legislation website.

To hold an assembly in a Council controlled place, you can submit your application via our online form. Alternatively, you may provide written notice to Council pursuant to the requirements of the Act. Council requests that you provide as much notice as possible when proposing a public assembly. 

It is important to note that assemblies proposed to be held in a mall or King George Square will also be subject to the Public Land and Council Assets Local Law 2014.

King George Square

King George Square is Council's premier public space. It is home to many public and private events and at times may be too busy to accommodate a public assembly in a safe manner. Please ensure that you have provided adequate notice to allow for these public safety considerations.

City malls

Certain activities are not permitted in Queen Street Mall:

  • processions
  • assemblies with more than 15 participants.

This is to ensure that the public safety and the right of businesses to trade is not adversely impacted. If you would like to hold an assembly with more than 15 participants in a city mall, it is requested that you use Reddacliff Place.

It is important to note that there are different requirements if you are proposing the use of a mall to conduct a non-commercial promotional activity, a pastime or hobby as these are regulated under the Public Land and Council Assets Local Law 2014.

Find out more about applying for special events and promotional activities inside malls.

Council parks

Council has many popular parks for conducting peaceful assemblies. When selecting a park, we ask that you take into consideration whether or not the park will safely be able to accommodate the proposed assembly.


For further information email Council, call Council’s 24 Hour Contact Centre on 07 3403 8888 or write to:

Divisional Manager
City Administration and Governance
GPO BOX 1434
Brisbane QLD 4001

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