Indoor events on private land
Indoor once-off events held on private land do not normally require any council permits or authority, including:
- a small group gathering of friends which have no entry charging fees
- an event held at a venue which typically holds functions (eg. restaurants and function centres)
Although you may not need Council permission to hold an indoor event, there are still a few things you must consider when planning an event on private land and these are listed below.
Contact Council’s town planning enquires on 8571 1575 from 8.30am-5pm should you require any further information on planning permits for events.
Noise is defined as ‘unwanted sound’. What may be pleasurable sound to one person can be noise to another. Over time, noise can cause significant impacts on health and wellbeing, especially when it disturbs sleep.
Music instruments and amplified sound systems (including stereos and microphones) are allowed Monday to Thursday from 7am-10pm, Fridays from 7am-11pm and Saturday, Sunday and public holidaysf from 9am-11pm.
More information on noise laws
In Greater Dandenong, the PartySafe program can help hosts plan and enjoy safer parties that will be remembered for all the right reasons.
Registering your party with Victoria Police shows that you are making the effort to be responsible for what happens at your event. PartySafe provides you with useful hints and tips about security issues, alcohol use and young people and your legal responsibilities as the party host.
More information on PartySafe
Public Entertainment Permits
The Building Act 1993 (Part 5, Division 2) requires that an occupancy permit for a place of public entertainment must be in existence where a meeting or entertainment is conducted in a venue over 500m2 in floor area. This requirement applies to all such buildings, regardless of age or existing permits/certificates.
More information on public entertainment permits