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Promote your Event

Please note: you may be required to infom Council of your event by completing an Intention to Hold an Event form. To determine whether you should inform Council of your event, go to the Plan your Event section. Please do this before starting to promote your event.


Once an event date has been set, it is beneficial for you to promote your event to your target audience.

It is recommended that the promotional planning begin a minimum of three months prior to the event to ensure best chance of sccess.

Before your promotional plan commences, you should be able to answer these questions:

  • What is the event about?
  • Who will the event attract (ie. who is the target audience)?
  • How much budget is there to promote the event?

  

Promotional opportunities

Below is some helpful information that may assist you with promoting your event:


Greater Dandenong online events calendar

Council’s online events calendar is a great way to reach a wider community and enhance your promotions.

To submit your event simply go to the list your local event section of this website and complete the online form. Please ensure you read the conditions to make sure your event is eligible to be listed


Promotional events signs

Promotional signs generally require a planning permit from Council. It is under the discretion of Council to either grant or refuse the issue of a planning permit and Council does not support the use of a number of promotion sign types.

Council’s community event signs are a great way for local community and not-for-profit groups to promote their events. Eight signs have been installed across Greater Dandenong and community groups can book one or more of the signs

For more information visit the promotional event signage section of this website.


Local media

Local newspapers provide valuable promotion to the public who may not use an online medium.

If you would like to inform the local media about your event, see the news and publications section of this website for the contact details of our local newspapers.


Our Community

Our Community is a website dedicated to supporting not-for-profit organisations and has many useful resources for event organisers.  You can access the 25 ways to advertise your event for FREE help sheet from this site.