A licence is required under Local Law No. 3 Commercial Licensing (2013) to hold a temporary/one-off event.
Your application should include:
Required event details:
You may email your application in PDF format including application form, payment details and plans to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can post it to the address on the form or drop it by Ground Floor,
1 Nicholas Street, Ipswich.
Please be aware that council has 30 business days to process applications; please ensure that you allow sufficient time to complete this process prior to the intended festival or event.
Your business may also require other licences depending on event activities including: e.g. if you sell alcohol a liquor licence may be required
If you plan on selling alcohol, a liquor licence may be required. Please contact the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation on 13QGOV. Note: A copy of the liquor licence will need to be provided.
A Road Permit is required to carry out certain activities within road reserves in the Ipswich City Council (ICC) area. A road reserve is the area from property boundary to property boundary including the verges, footpaths, shoulders, traffic lanes, and median.
Upon lodgement of a Temporary Entertainment Event licence application, please ensure you check with Queensland Government COVID Safe Event requirements.
Plastic contributes to massive amounts of landfill and has a negative impact on wildlife and the environment, particularly in our waterways and oceans. Plastic does not degrade in landfill for at least 450 years and 79% of all the plastic waste ever created is still in our environment.
In response to community concern regarding the impacts of plastic on our environment Council would like to encourage the following sustainability initiatives be embraced for events which are held on Council owned or controlled land and Council sponsored events:
From 1 September 2021, legislation was passed banning the use of certain single-use plastic items such as straws, stirrers, cutlery, plates and bowls including polystyrene containers and cups. For further information on which plastic items are banned, please refer to the Queensland Government.