Holding an Event
Council maintains more than 900 parks throughout Logan, ranging from bushland through to urban settings. If you are interested in holding an event within a park, please complete the form below.
Once confirmed that all eligibility criteria has been satisfied, you will be informed on the status of your application within approximately 21 Business Days** (standard processing time).
- Notify Council of Your Event Form (PDF 173 KB)
- Personal Training Information Form (PDF 131 KB)
- Parks Public Event Risk Assessment Template (PDF 89 KB)
Frequently asked questions
By notifying Council, does this mean I have exclusive use of the park?
Council will discourage others from organising an event that would clash with yours; however this permission does not imply exclusive use. Your cooperation in sharing the park and its facilities with others, and leaving the area clean and tidy after the event, is appreciated.
Do I need to submit a Parks Public Event Risk Assessment for my event?
A Parks Public Event Risk Assessment will be required if one or more than one of the following conditions apply to your planned event:
- I plan to erect infrastructure (such as a marquee or jumping castle, not including pop-up gazebo up to 3m x 6m) for my event.
- There will be 100 attendees or more at my event.
- My event will be catered by an external source (such as food/beverage stalls).
- My event will require vehicle access to drop off equipment to the site of the gathering other than provided parking.
- I will be charging a fee to participants such as holding personal training or charging an entry fee to participants.
- I will be providing a power supply (e.g. generator).
Refer to Parks Public Event Risk Assessment Guideline (PDF 141 KB) for further assistance in completing a risk assessment.
Can I use the park bins for my rubbish from the event?
All refuse generated as a result of the function is to be gathered up and disposed of satisfactorily. Any refuse which exceeds the capacity of existing bins in the park is to be taken away.
The provision of extra rubbish bins, and the servicing of them is the responsibility of the applicant.
Can I get vehicle access to the park for my event?
Permission for vehicle access into the park may be provided in certain circumstances. Council's Park Rangers will consider your application for vehicle access. Where suitable an access permit may be issued and all conditions listed will need to be abided by. In the event of possible damage occurring vehicle access would be denied or a bond may be payable. Council's Park Rangers can revoke the vehicle access at any time, subject to weather conditions.
If vehicle access is granted, vehicles are not permitted to remain on the grassed area during the event. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that any access gates are immediately locked after entry or exit, to ensure other members of the public do not gain unauthorised entry into the park.
Council’s Park Rangers will need to meet with you on site to discuss your requirements and the positioning of stage, stalls etc. A site map showing where your equipment must be placed will be given to you, and this must be strictly adhered to.
Can I bring my own portable shade structure?
If you would like to erect a large tent, marquee or shade structure with anchor pegs of more than 400mm, you are required to submit a Parks Public Event Risk Assessment and contact Council's Park Rangers to establish the location of underground electrical services or other conduits.
Can I have a jumping castle or other amusements for my event?
Permission for a jumping castle (or other amusement equipment) may be granted in certain circumstances. Council's Park Rangers can revoke this permission at any time, subject to weather conditions.
Should your equipment require power, a generator may be used. Power is not usually available for this type of use.
If you intend to have any amusement equipment, the applicant or the operators are required to have a current registration certificate for that plant, from the Office of Fair and Safe Work Queensland, Department of Justice and Attorney General. They can be contacted on 1300 362 128 or refer to the Worksafe website for more information.
Can I put up signs to notify guests of the exact location of the event?
Any signs or decorations that are required must be free-standing or taped to the trees or park furniture in such a way so as to avoid damage. No signs or decorations of any description are to be attached by means of nails, staples or similar fasteners. All signs or decorations must be removed at the conclusion of the event. Election signs are prohibited in council parks.
Can we have/use music or amplified equipment?
Noise emitted from the activities of the temporary event must not constitute a noise nuisance pursuant to Logan City Council’s Local Law and the Environmental Protection Regulations. For further information, please contact Council on 3412 5318.
Do we require public liability insurance?
Council is to be indemnified against any responsibility for any circumstance that may occur in relation to, or as a result of, the event. The operator must have current public liability insurance to the value of $20 million, unless otherwise approved by Council. A copy of a Certificate of Currency for public liability insurance to the value of $20 million, indemnifying Council, is required to be provided to Council together with evidence that the premium has been paid.
Can we sell food at the event?
If you would like to prepare or sell food at the function, please contact Council on 3412 5318.
Wedding and naming ceremonies
Can I use confetti?
Use of confetti or rice is not permitted in the park. However, use of rose petals is permitted but must be cleared from any pathways after the event
Can I put up signs to notify guests the exact location of the ceremony?
Any signs or decorations that are required must be free-standing or taped to the trees or park furniture in such a way so as to avoid damage. No signs or decorations of any description are to be attached by means of nails, staples or similar fasteners. All signs or decorations must be removed at the conclusion of the function. Election signs are prohibited in council parks.
Can I have music playing for my ceremony?
The use of sound amplifying equipment is not permitted in the park area, except for a portable CD/cassette player powered by batteries only. Such equipment is not to be used in a manner that causes unreasonable or excessive noise.
What does Council require from me?
If you would like to conduct personal training within Council parks, download the Personal Training Information Form (PDF 131 KB).