Community Run Events

The City can support community groups running events in the City of Cockburn by providing education materials, advertising opportunities and training events.

Community Events Guide

The City’s Community Events Guide includes information on how to organise and run an event, marketing, budgets, approvals required and insurance and legal considerations. Please download a copy under Related Documents below. The City has guidelines for sustainable and healthy events.

Creating accessible events

If you are holding a community event, you need to ensure access and inclusion for all. Please make sure your event complies with the Accessible Events Checklist (Department of Communities). A copy can be downloaded under Related Documents below. This will help you to make sure your event follows disability access requirements.

Free equipment and trailer hire

Do you need equipment such as traffic cones, tables, BBQ's, a trailer or a marquee for your upcoming event? Volunteers and not-for-profit groups can hire a trailer and equipment for free.

Promotional opportunities

Health approvals required

When organising an event, you must obtain the necessary Health Services approvals to minimise risk and help protect the health and safety of the public.

Temporary Food Premises Licence

The sale of any type of food or drink at an event requires the vendor to obtain a Temporary Food Premises Licence. For further information on Temporary Food Premises and to apply for a licence, please visit the Temporary Food Stalls/Stands page.

Temporary Public Building Approval

When organising an event in the City of Cockburn, you may be required to obtain approval to construct a Temporary Public Building. A temporary public building may not necessarily refer to an actual building but rather the area within which the event is held, indoor or out. Please visit the Public Buildings page to apply to construct a Temporary Public Building.

More information and contact

Please contact Community Development for more information on 08 9411 3444 or at

For more information about health approvals, please contact the City’s Health Services team on 08 9411 3444 or at
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