The Victorian Government has released a Public Events Framework and information to help organisers of public events in Victoria to meet their safety obligations and responsibilities during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The framework sets out the rules for organising a public event including:
The steps set out below can assist you to navigate these guidelines, formulate your event plan and deliver a COVIDSafe event.
Events that take place on land managed by the Surf Coast Shire and Great Ocean Road Authority are required to submit an online application using the following links:
Once your application form has been submitted a Surf Coast Events Officer will be in contact with you to discuss your application.
Useful general event planning information can be found here.
With the ever changing COVID-19 conditions, please speak with a Surf Coast Event Support Officer to confirm if you can operate under the Restricted Activity Directions. Contact Surf Coast Shire Council on 03 5261 0600.
To quickly access key information including a helpful COVIDSafe Plan template, use the relevant resource below:
Register my Tier 3 public event by completing the COVIDSafe Checklist
Register my Tier 2 public event that complies with the framework
Register my Tier 1 or Tier 2 public event that needs an exemption from the framework
Due to the high volume of applications, it is recommended that you submit your documentation as early as possible. Time-frames for approval will vary depending on the complexity of your event.