What you need to know
Hold an event
The City of Moonee Valley welcomes events which contribute to the vitality of the area and to the social, cultural and economic development of the city.
We are happy to help and support you throughout the planning of your event and highly recommend that you talk to us well in advance to ensure your event can run as smoothly and safely as possible.
The health and safety of our community members is our number one priority. As such Council are not currently approving event permit applications for the delivery of community managed events to minimise the risk of exposing community members to the coronavirus.
Event permit applications are not open at this time. If you wish to discuss plans for an event in the future, please contact our Sport, Recreation and Activation team on 9243 8888.
Notification of event to emergency services
Event Organisers are responsible in notifying Local Emergency Services of your upcoming event, please upload correspondence to your event application.
|Victoria Police Moonee Ponds||766 Mount Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds
Phone: (03) 9373 5200
Fax: (03) 9373 5210
Open 24 hours
|Victoria Police Avondale Heights||162 Military Road, Avondale Heights
Phone: (03) 9337 6777
Fax: (03) 9337 2493
Open 24 hours
|Victoria Police Flemington||30 Wellington Street, Flemington
Phone: (03) 9371 6100
Fax: (03) 9371 6150
Sustainable events toolkit
Event organisers can play a positive role in implementing and encouraging sustainable activities and behaviour. They can save water and reduce the amount of energy and waste at events. They can also play a role in educating the public and raising awareness of sustainability issues.
We have produced a sustainable events toolkit (pdf, 1.4MB) with tips and advice on how to make your event have a light footprint on the planet by having low waste, low carbon emissions and a low environmental impact.
This toolkit includes a comprehensive range of information and ideas along with a handy checklist for a sustainable event.
For further information and advice contact our Environment Department on 9243 8888.
Community temporary food events
Anyone who sells food has a responsibility to make sure that the food is safe to eat and will not cause food poisoning.
All community groups/charities intending to operate and sell food at temporary food events must have single state-wide registration/notification. This single approval will cover your events throughout Victoria.
If you do not currently have state-wide registration/notification you must apply online with Streatrader.
Once your principal council has approved your application you will then be able to update and enter details of your events through Streatrader (eg. Statement of Trade). These SOT's on Streatrader will automatically notify the relevant council of your events.
For more information contact us on 9243 8810.
Food Safety Program/Minimum Records
You must maintain the following Food Safety Program or mimimum records at your event/s.
- Class 2 applicants are required to maintain a Food Safety Program at each event.
- Class 3 applicants must maintain minimum records at each event.
- Class 4 applicants are not required to keep records however you must ensure any food sold is safe and suitable to consume.
These sites have been designed to assist community group with their Food Safety obligations and free online Food Safety training:
Safe food handling and preparation practices to make sure your premises comply with the Food Act 1984.
If you are setting up a temporary food premise in public (eg. footpath or park), call our Local Laws Unit on 8325 1734.
Event management fact sheets
Planning and managing an event is no easy feat. These fact sheets linked below are here to guide you in the right direction. They offer resources and the right contact you can get more information from if you need.
1. Site Plan
8. Food Safety
14. Waste Management
17. Road Closures
22. Risk Management
Event and recreation permits
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Please note that all event permits will only be valid if the proposed activities are in line with current State Government restrictions in relation to COVID-19. Event organisers must ensure that you and your guests adhere to all requirements as outlined at https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus You will be required to submit an event permit application if…
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