Outdoor venue hire


Holiday closure dates

Applications, assessments and permits during the Christmas and New Year period

The Events Office will be closed from 24 December 2020 to Sunday 3 January 2021.

In order to avoid disappointment please note minimum processing time frames for your application here.

Permits and event approvals will not be issued for the period between Monday 21 December to Sunday 3 January 2020.

Applications for 2021 permits will be accepted up to 10am on Monday 21 December 2020. Approval and the issuing of a permit will depend on it's processing time frame and cannot be guaranteed for the week commencing Monday 4 January 2021.

Applications received after Monday 21 December 2020 will be assessed from Monday 4 January 2021, processing times will be in accordance with our minimum processing time frames for your application.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to email us via the contact information below.


Click on the activity you are interested in hiring an outdoor venue for:

Outdoor venue management

Approval is required to hold a festival, street parade, charitable collection, corporate team event, commercial activity, such as fitness training or product sampling. You do not need a permit or approval to take wedding photos, hold family picnics or events without equipment or casual sport with less than five people.

If you are not bringing in any equipment (such as chairs, PA, marquee) and the invited guests do not exceed 99 people you are still required to complete an application form for a permit however there is no fee. You are free to use the park or beach. However, please ensure your group comply with the open space usage conditions:

  • Will not bring in alcohol or use any glass, confetti, rice or balloons
  • That the group attending do not damage Council property including vegetation/new planting
  • That the area is left clean and tidy and waste and recycling have been placed into the appropriate bins
  • All paths are kept clear for pedestrians to freely walk i.e no path or access to a public decking is blocked or obstructed at any time
  • No vehicle access


To enquire about hiring an outdoor space (except sport fields) contact:
Outdoor Events Team 
Phone: 9083 8413 or 0435 552 982
Email: outdoorevents@waverley.nsw.gov.au

For sports fields please contact: 
Phone: 9083 8300
Email: venuehire@waverley.nsw.gov.au

For filming or photography in Waverley Cemeteries please contact:
Waverley cemeteries
Phone: 9083 8899
Fax: 9665 4785
Email: cemetery@waverley.nsw.gov.au

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