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Events are often born from needs or issues in the community and as a result, a group of people get together to put their ideas into action. Many groups use a committee to coordinate the event by delegating tasks to members. The check list below will help you understand what needs to be organised.
Read through this event guide
Form a committee
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Finalise City approvals
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Book an electrical check for the day of your event
Check insurance of entertainers and stall holders
Confirm other requirements for your event including bins, lighting etc.
Request event marketing through the City's Community Development Team
Submit Certificate of Electrical Compliance to the City
Submit Statement of Construction to the City
To achieve a successful event, it is necessary to determine your aims and objectives. Is your event being held to increase awareness of your group or a particular issue? Celebrate a cultural day of importance, fundraise or sell artworks/craft products, build community spirit or entertain the public?
The purpose of the event will help determine many essential factors including:
It may be helpful to research similar events to determine what did and didn’t work and what you may wish to try before you start to plan your event. This could mean attending other events, or talking to community groups and the general public to find out what worked for them. Consider how you will evaluate your aims and objectives and measure if your goals were achieved. This will help you ensure each event is successful and achieves what it sets out to do.
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PO Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965
Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
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We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging.
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