Organising a public event
If you want to use a State road for a public event, you will need to be aware of the following and seek approval from the Department of State Growth.
Due to the current COVID-19 (corona virus) situation unfolding around the world, and based on the latest advice, tight restrictions are now in place for events and mass gatherings.
For general information about COVID-19, call the national 24-hour coronavirus information line on 1800 020 080 or visit the Australian Government Department of Health website.
Traffic control at work sites may be required to maintain a safe workplace for workers and to safely guide road users through work sites. More information can be found:
More information about organising community events on the State road network can be found at Temporary signs for advertising community events.
We support the use of State roads for cycling, walking and running events if they can show that they will operate safely, and without significant interference with the normal road use.
Find out more: Cycling, running and walking events
Before starting the online application all necessary documents must be available for uploading.
Applications must be received by the Department at least 20 business days before the expected start date for your event, to allow enough time to assess your application.
No event can occur on a State road without written authorisation. Approval is granted in accordance with the provisions of the Roads and Jetties Act 1935.
Before applying you should make sure you have:
If you have any questions please call us on (03) 6166 3369.