Use of Public Land guidelines and application forms.
A use of public land includes any event or activity that uses Council’s footpaths, roadways, parks, sporting fields and other Council owned or managed land. These include events or activities such as;
To view the policy, visit our Public Policies page and search for 'use of public land' or 'film' or 'film and video'. The policy aims to provide a balance between the needs of the community and the activity/event organiser.
Certain activities may be eligible for a use of public land exemption. These include activities such as busking, guided walks and other passive recreational activities. Providing the activity is consistent with the definition and specific criteria under the policy, a use of public land application is not required to be submitted to Council.
Before you start your application it is important to note that if your event or activity involves the closure, or part closure, of any Council road you will first need to seek early approval from the Bega Valley Traffic Committee. Please refer to this link for further information on road closure requests.
Please submit a use of public land application form below along with supporting documentation, as listed within the checklist of the application form. Application forms for events or activities can be found at the bottom of this page.
The applicant must provide with the application, a copy of a current Certificate of Currency, public liability insurance cover for at least $20m for any one claim. Note, Bega Valley Shire Council must be named as an interested party to the insurance policy.
Please visit sporting fields for information on bookings or hire of recreational grounds.
If you are unsure if your event or activity is exempt or fits within the Policy, please contact Council’s Public Land Use Officer for assistance on 0429 210 337 or by email at email@example.com
Furthermore, Council can advise a proposed planning timeline and any further necessary approvals required for an event or activity.
Please ensure the following timeframes are met before submitting your application.
It is important to plan your event or activity early and ensure adequate time is allowed during the initial stages of planning.
Please read the following carefully prior to submitting an application.