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In most cases, yes. Organised events or activities requiring access to Council's land require approval.
All public events held in Singleton require public liability insurance.
Organisations or groups planning to host an event should have insurance already in place. It is important to check with your insurance broker that the nature of the event is covered under your policy.
Council requires a minimum of $20 million in cover and must be listed as an interested party on all Certificates of Currency.
Your application cannot be approved without this insurance in place.
Importantly, any vendors you engage to operate at your event (such as food vendors or amusement operators) are also required to have their own insurances in place. As the event organiser, it’s your responsibility to ensure you receive a copy of the vendor’s public liability insurance in addition to your own. Food vendors may also require a current Food Safety Supervisors (FSS) Certificate.
The time required to assess an event varies depending on the size, style and time of the event.
Council is required to perform a host of checks (often involving other authorities) in the assessment process so please ensure you plan ahead and allow us enough time to assess your event.
Generally, yes. However, every effort has been made to keep fees as low as possible for event organisers and ensure Singleton remains an event location of choice. If you are a community or not-for-profit group running a low impact event, you may qualify for a fee exemption.
All fees are outlines in Council’s Fees and Charges.
For fee advice, contact Council on 6578 7290.
Depending on the nature of your event other permits and approvals may be required for things such as:
This is not an exhaustive list, but includes the most common permits and approvals required in most event licences issued by Council.