Planning an event

 family group at Ignite Unley outdoor cinema

Our City has community spirit, quality lifestyle choices, cultural diversity and innovative leadership. Our residents are energetic participants in social and recreational activities in their community.

Event planning responsibilities during COVID-19 conditions

The event organiser has responsibility to ensure any proposed event meets State Government COVID-19 requirements. These needs are covered in the Emergency Management (Public Activities) Direction 2020.

Council may provide in principle approval of your event, but for the event to proceed, you must meet SA Health requirements. These requirements may include an approved COVID-Safe or COVID Management Plan.

You will be required to supply a copy of your COVID-Safe or COVID Management Plan to Council.

For detailed information relating to State Government and SA Health COVID-19 requirements:

Event application process

Step 1.Read the event planning toolkit

Event Planning Toolkit(PDF, 725KB)

  • Determine if you require an Event Permit according to the guideline (Page 5).

  • Read through the A-Z Planning Guide (Page 12) for tips and tricks on how to plan a safe and successful event.

  • Also, make sure that you understand the Event Permit Terms and Conditions(PDF, 101KB)

 

Step 2.Select where can you hold your event

The City of Unley’s parks and open spaces provide a wonderful setting to host your event. Many of our parks have a range of features including toilets, play equipment, sport and fitness facilities, BBQ’s, picnic tables and shelters. Some parks and open spaces are able to support medium to large-scale event activity whereas other small parks are more suited for casual, public use. 

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Step 3.Download and complete

Complete the Event Permit Application(PDF, 101KB)  to apply to conduct an event in a park, open space or street within the City of Unley. Applications are not required for events held in parks that have an expected attendance of less than 100 people. However, events held on Council property or roads must complete the application process regardless of the expected attendance.

Council also has a Community Event Sponsorship Program that provides financial support for events and festivals. As such, we encourage and support community groups to hold their own events within the City, helping to grow the diverse range of events on offer to our residents and visitors.