Frequently Asked Questions


Do I need Council approval to host my event?

Council approval is generally required if you’re holding an outdoor event and if:

  • The event is held on public/Council owned land
  • There will be a large number of attendee 100+
  • The event will be catered by an external source
  • The event will require road closure and on site vehicle access
  • The event location requires a booking; or
  • The event will have food and drink stalls
  • The event will have food and drink stalls
  • The event will have fireworks 

If your event has any of these, you are likely to need Council approval. Still unsure? contact our Events Team and they will be able to answer this question for your specific event.

Will there be other events being held on the same day as my event?

Campbelltown City Council prides itself on providing as many events as possible to the community, however as part of this we ensure that we do not approve any event that clashes with any previously approved events including council run events. This will assist with maximising your attendance numbers.

Who do I contact regarding an event I want to hold in Campbelltown

For any questions or enquiries regarding holding events in Campbelltown please contact the Events Liaison Officer on 02 4645 4508

How long before my event do I need to submit my application?

The application and supporting documentation needs to be submitted to council a minimum of 8 to 12 weeks prior to your purposed event date.

What are the expected timelines between when I submit my application to receiving an outcome?

All documentation must be submitted 8 to 12 weeks prior to the event date to ensure all requirements and documentation is submitted. You should receive an approval 1 to 2 weeks before the event date.

What happens if my application is denied?

In the event of a denial, the applicant is notified in writing, and the notification may include information about the specific reasons for the decision.

Depending on the situation, the applicant might have the option to appeal the decision or make necessary amendments to the application for reconsideration.

It's important for the applicant to carefully review the denial notice and, if needed, consult with council to understand the specific issues and potential steps for resolution. 

If you have any questions or require additional information or support with your application please don't hesitate to contact the Campbelltown City Council Events Team:

Call:02 4645 4900