Apply to hold an outdoor event

You’ll need permission to host a festival, sporting event or wedding ceremony at one of our spaces.

At least $50 – standard application fee

Project Status: When you need to do this

What you need to do

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Guidelines for holding outdoor events

Our regulations and procedures.

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How to ensure your event is sustainable, inclusive and accessible.

Land ownership

Our area includes some precincts that require applications and permits from other authorities.

The government landowners map will help you determine the authority for the area of your event.

Contacts for other authorities

Centennial Park, Queens Park, Moore Park, Driver Avenue and other roads within

Inside train stations

Royal Botanic Garden, The Domain, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, Hospital Road and other roads within

Circular Quay, The Rocks, Darling Harbour, Pymont wharves, Pyrmont Point and other areas of Pyrmont/Ultimo

Sydney Opera House including forecourt areas

All state roads such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Anzac Bridge, Cahill Expressway, Western Distributor and Botany Road