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

Police area commands

Inner West Police Area Command

89–101 Despointes Street, Marrickville
02 9568 9299

222 Australia Street, Newtown
02 9550 8199

Kings Cross Police Area Command

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

Leichhardt Police Area Command

1–3 Talford Street, Glebe
02 9552 8099

368 Darling Street, Balmain
02 9556 0624

South Sydney Police Area Command

Tower 1, Lawson Street, Redfern
02 8303 5199

Surry Hills Police Area Command

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

Sydney City Police Area Command

Day Street
192 Day Street, Sydney
02 9265 6499

The Rocks
132 George Street, The Rocks
02 8220 6399

Last updated: Thursday, 20 June 2019