General hire conditions for outdoor venues

You may need a permit in order to use a park or reserve in Waverley Council.
If granted, permits set conditions including some of the following, or others as deemed necessary by Council. Breaking any condition invalidates the permit.

  • A fee according with Council's Pricing Policy must be paid before the date of the event. Please note: administration and short notice fees are non-refundable in the event of cancellation.

  • In the case of film or photography, and wherever otherwise required by Council, a Certificate of Currency must be provided proving possession of Public Liability Insurance indemnifying Waverley Council and its interests for $10 million during the period in question.

  • The applicant must thoroughly verify immediately before the commencement of activities that the area in question is safe for the proposed use.

  • The permit and receipt are to be presented upon request on site at the time of use.

  • The permit applies to use of the reserve generally and gives no exclusive rights to use of any particular area.

  • All Council signs and all directions from Council or Police officers or other authorities must be obeyed.

  • It is the applicant's responsibility to identify and obtain any permits required by authorities other than Council.

  • Activities may not commence before 7am.

  • Every care must be taken not to damage Council property.

  • Permit holders must reimburse Council within 10 working days for costs incurred by their activities, including damage repair, use of extra time, etc.

  • Vehicles must be kept legally within car parks or roadways and may not be placed on promenades, paths, beaches or reserves at any time.

  • Normal vehicular and pedestrian access must not be impeded at any time.

  • Any cabling must be covered or strung so as to facilitate safe and normal traffic.

  • Use of any machinery, amplification or lighting must be controlled so as not to constitute a nuisance for others.

  • Sale, use or free distribution of alcohol is not permitted.

  • No barbecue or other cooking equipment is permitted.

  • The area is to be left clean and tidy at the end of activities.

  • The cooperation of Waverley Council must be acknowledged in film or photography credits.

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