Public addresses and assemblies

Public addresses and assemblies

Getting together

If you wish to hold a public assembly in the local area, we have protocols and measures in place to ensure the safety of the public.

Certain activities cannot be undertaken on community land without approval. These activities include:

  • set up, operation or use of a loudspeaker or sound amplifying device
  • a public address
  • holding of a religious service
  • public meeting.

Our venue management team is the best point of contact to advise you on required approvals.

Your activities must not obstruct or cause undue disturbance to any member of the public. It is also not acceptable to engage in vilification of any community members, including, but not limited to, racial, sexual, gender or disability discrimination.

If your public address or assembly is likely to attract a crowd, we recommend you lodge a notification of intention to hold a public assembly (form 1) under the Summary Offences Regulation 2005 with the Commissioner of Police. Contact your local police command for more information (see below).


Venue Management
02 9265 9333

Local police stations

Sydney City
192 Day Street
02 9265 6499

1–3 Talfourd Street
02 9552 8099

Kings Cross
1–15 Elizabeth Bay Road
Kings Cross
02 8356 0099

222 Australia Street
02 9550 8199

Tower 1, 1 Lawson Street
02 8303 5199

Surry Hills
151–241 Goulburn Street
Surry Hills
02 9265 4144

Last updated: Thursday, 11 January 2018