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Did you know that depending on the size and scale of your event, you may need a permit? Our Event Planning Guide is here to help you get started for events within the Darwin municipality. We know that planning an event can be a huge task and sometimes you don't know where to start. Let us help you out.

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About this guide 

We've put together this guide for anyone wanting to host an event at any of our locations or facilities. Whether your event is a private gathering or a large-scale community event, we always recommend contacting our Customer Services team to discuss your needs. 

Our guide takes you through some of the processes and permits that may be required when planning an event. Depending on the size and scale of your event, you may require a permit. For example, larger events with equipment such as staging or marquees may require a permit, but a small gathering may not. Whatever your needs may be, we can guide you in the right direction.

Have a browse through the guide to learn more about what City of Darwin can do to assist you. We even have some great equipment that is available for loan or hire.

Major and large events

If you are a major event organiser or you are planning a large scale event, please contact our Customer Service team to discuss your needs.

Our Venues 

We have a range of venues and facilities to hold your events. Most of our outdoor locations can be booked for events as well as our community centres. Browse our locations using our handy Find a Facility tool or see our popular locations listed below.

Parks and Playgrounds
Community Centres
Gardens Amphitheatre
Recreation Facilities

Equipment Available 

Event Equipment Application Form

Fun & Games
Accessible Flooring
PA Equipment
Staging Hire
Smoothie Bikes

Advertising and Promotion Options 

Static Banners Sites and Street Light Banners


From traffic management to health and safety, we've put together a list of things you may need to consider when organising the logistics of your event. 

Logistics can include

  • Traffic Management
  • Health & Safety
  • Liquor
  • Waste Management

Find out more in Getting Started


Depending on the scope of your event, you will normally require a single permit or multiple permits from City of Darwin.

Find out more in Getting Started

More information 

Talk to our friendly team at Customer Services.

Online enquiry

08 8930 0300


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