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. 

Creating wastewise events 

The City has a Wastewise Events Policy to encourage event holders to consider waste reduction and ensure appropriate waste disposal options. A copy of the policy, plus a checklist called 'Organising a Sustainable Event' can be downloaded under Related Documents below.

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 or a marquee for your upcoming event? Volunteers and not-for-profit groups can hire a trailer opens in a new windowand 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.


Concerts, cultural and entertainment type events held in the City add vibrancy, provide commercial opportunities to local businesses and are a source of entertainment to local residents.  Event organisers should give consideration to the impact of noise on the local community to minimise its impact.  The City can take action over noise if it considers the noise to be unreasonable. 
Some events may result in excessive noise emissions. Where an event is likely to create excessive noise, an application for approval for a non-complying event may be required under the Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997. Please see the Community Noise Guidelines in the related documents section below for further information.

Petting Zoos

Petting zoos include animal nurseries, mobile farms and animal shows/exhibits. Event organisers considering animals should familiarise themselves with the Department of Health WA Petting Zoo Guidelines. You can find the Guidelines in the related documents section below.

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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