hire a Park, Foreshore or sportsground

The Whitsunday region is a popular place to hold a wedding or host business and sporting events, conferences and festivals - it's an ideal location for any event.

To hire a park, foreshore or sportsground owned by Council, you must complete an Event Application Form, located in the right hand menu, as well as the indemnity form and Statutory Declaration as part of your application.  Events are classifies according to the type of event and number of people expected to attend. The application will be assessed based on these criteria:
Event Class Type No. of Attendees Application Deadline
 Class 1 - Major Events >1000 people 3 months prior to event
Class 2 - Major Events 200 - 1000 people 3 months prior to event
Class 3 - Minor Events <200 people 1 month prior to event
Class 4 - Weddings <200 people 1 month prior to event
Class 5 - Family Gatherings      <50 people 1 month prior to event

Most areas have access to amenities blocks close by and power can be accessed by prior arrangement at most sites.

Hire fees are applicable and can be found in Council's Fees and Charges document.  Please note, a bond may be required in certain circumstances, which will be refunded after the event if the site is left in a suitable condition.
Should you require any further information regarding event applications, please contact Council on 1300 972 753.

Please see below photos of some suggested wedding and event locations in the Whitsunday region.


Request for Donation on Council Fees applications are only available for Not for Profit Organisations and only apply for  Application Fees, Licence Fees and Disposal of Green Waste Fees.

Community groups are required to complete this form to apply for a Donation on Council Fees prior to the event or application.

Once the completed form has been submitted to Council, the application will be processed and presented to Council at the next available meeting for consideration.  Once a decision has been made, formal notification will be made to the listed applicant.

To obtain a Request for Donation on Council Fees Application form, please contact Council on (07) 4945 0682.
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