Community Run Events

Guide to run a Community Event

The City’s Guide to Run a Community Event provides information on how to plan, organise and run an event including marketing, budgets, approvals required and insurance and legal considerations. View this online version of the guide, or download a copy from the Related Documents section below.
View the guide to run a Community Event

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 and equipment for free.

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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.

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 refer to the Guide to Run a Community Event opens in a new window document for more information. 

More information and contact

Please contact the Community Development Team for more information on 08 9411 3444 or email.

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

Related Documents

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Guide to run a community event PDF document
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