Applying for an event permit

Event Permit Application Process

Step 1.Step 1 - Application Process

Step 2.Step 2 - Review Process

  • Commence application review process
  • Request additional documentation or information from applicant
  • Internal departmental review
  • Where required present to Council for consideration

Step 3.Step 3 - Approvals

  • Provide cost estimate for any additional fees and send booking confirmation to applicant
  • Applicant returns booking confirmation and pays all fees
  • Complete internal review process
  • Issue permit

Step 4.Step 4 - Finalisation and events delivery

  • Submit final documents required as per Event Permit, to the Shire
  • Event delivered in accordance with Event Permit issued

The climate, culture and lifestyle of Broome make it the ideal location for hosting special events, functions and festivals.  With a growing population, world class tourism facilities and natural attractions that are the envy of towns across Australia, an event in Broome is a celebration in itself.  Broome plays host to a wide variety of cultural, economic, sporting and artistic events which enrich the lifestyle of locals and enhance our visitor’s experiences.

Venue options are abundant and include but are not limited to; beaches, public reserves and the Cable Beach Amphitheatre.  Alternatively the Broome Civic Centre and the Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre (BRAC) are equipped to hold both small and large scale events and are available for hire.  Further information on these venues can be found below:

Broome Civic Centre

Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre (BRAC)

An event / occurrence held within the Shire of Broome on private or public land, where the area is available to be used for other activities for the duration the event is being undertaken. To apply for an Event in a Public Place (non-exclusive use) you will need to complete-Event in a Public Place Application.

Applying for an event permit

Commercial Filming in a Public Place

All Commercial Filming in a public place requires an Event Permit application to be completed prior to filming taking place.

When completing the application form it is important to provide as much information as possible. If the filming process will include staging or other equipment then additional information may be required and additional fees may apply.

For all Commercial Filming applications it is very important that all details of the proposed activity, including the organiser contact details and location of where filming will take place are fully completed to ensure that there are no delays in processing your application.

The Shire have developed Event Guidelines to provide you with information on your responsibilities and what is required to process your application.

If the filming includes the use of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (Drone / UAS) there are additional approvals that apply. Evidence that these approvals have been obtained will be required, including the license to operate. Please contact Air Services Australia for further information on gaining approval for this type of filming.

You can make your Commercial Filming application with our online events form here.

A Commercial Filming Permit fee will be charged in accordance with the Shire of Broome Schedule of Fees and Charges.(PDF, 308KB)

Organising a wedding is a very special time and Broome has many beautiful locations to hold a wedding. You can choose the type of location that best meets your needs from red cliffs, white sandy beaches to grassed areas overlooking the ocean.

If you are organising your own wedding it is very important that all details of the proposed event, the organiser’s contact details and details of any infrastructure to be used such as arches, arbours or marquees are included in your application.

The Shire has developed Event Guidelines(PDF, 2MB) that provide important information relating to the organiser’s responsibilities. These are available on our website or you can contact our events team for further advice.

You can apply for your wedding venue booking using our online application form here.

Event Permit Application Fees are charged in accordance with the Shire of Broome Schedule of Fees and Charges(PDF, 308KB)  and a bond may be applicable for the hire of a Shire of Broome Venue.

Please note Any additional costs incurred from your event that are above the original invoiced amount are to be paid to the Shire of Broome.

The Shire of Broome overhead banner frame on Hamersley Street and various smaller pole banner sites are available for hire by not-for-profit community organisations, government departments and other organisations to publicise events considered appropriate by the Shire.

Events should promote Broome or the Broome lifestyle and be a significant sporting, cultural, recreational, educational, community or tourism related activity.

The form below, Section 9 - Banner Hire needs to be completed to hire a banner site. 

 Section 9 - Banner Hire