Organising a sustainable event

The City is committed to minimising the impact of events – small, medium or large – and using events to promote sustainability.

The City’s Wastewise Events Policy outlines what you need to do to make sure your event has minimal impact on the environment. Depending on the size of your event, this includes making sure you:

• Have enough bins
• Label your bins
• Don’t sell or release balloons (intentionally or otherwise)
• Don’t use beanbags
• Consider alternatives to single use plastics and
• Consider providing alternatives to bottled water.

There are a broad range of sustainable practices that you can apply to your event to reduce its impact on the planet. You can choose sustainable products and suppliers and reduce energy, water and waste. Every act of sustainability, no matter how large or small, contributes towards creating a healthy and environmentally friendly event.

The City provides

Free banner spaces

The City provides free-to-hire banner spaces for community groups and not-for-profit organisations. Simply complete the Cockburn Community Sign Hire Application.

Free equipment and trailer hire

The City provides free to hire equipment and trailer to volunteers and not for profit organisations. Equipment available includes BBQ, marquee, tables, esky and giant games. Simply complete the application form below and submit it to the City.

Free water-refill stations

The City’s provides free water-refill stations and water fountains to reduce the number of plastic bottles used at your event. 

A handy checklist can be downloaded from the Related Documents section below. This will help you identify areas to consider when holding a community event.  For further resources or advice, contact the City on [email protected]



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