Planning your event

If you are planning an event in Pyrenees Shire, our Events Officer is here to help. With the aim of encouraging and promoting local events and festivals.  The Events Officer helps guide event organisers through the registration and compliance process to ensure you have all the right permits and permissions required.

Council encourages groups and committees to contact the Events Officer before planning starts so they can obtain important information and gain a better understanding of what is needed to run a successful event.

We recommend that you complete the Event Application Form(PDF, 963KB) before making contact as this is the starting point for all event registrations and listings on the Shire's websites.

Other useful templates and guides are available here:

Emergency Management Plan Template(DOCX, 39KB)

Risk Assessment and Management Plan Template(DOCX, 26KB)

EVENTsense(PDF, 4MB)

Guidelines for Town Entrance Signs for Tourist Attractions or Events(DOCX, 58KB)

Free publicity and marketing for your event

You can get free publicity and marketing for your event by completing the Event Application Form, and providing a high-resolution photo and/or your event flyer, to the Events Officer for publication in our online event calendars. The Events Officer manages three online calendars - on this website, on our Visit Pyrenees tourism website and on the Visit Pyrenees Facebook page. We also provide regular events bulletins to tourists and local businesses. As they say in the classics, any publicity is good publicity, so send in your event details today!

Event sponsorship guidelines and application form

Pyrenees Shire Council offers Tourism events sponsorship grants, which you can apply for by online and the fund is open Biannual. Program Guidelines and online application

Round One                                                        Round Two

Open Date: 19 October 2022                              Open Date: 23 January 2023     

Close Date: 21 November 2022                          Close Date: 6 March 2023

Assessment period: November 2022                   Assessment period: March 2023     

Council to Award: 13 December 2022                 Council to Award: 18 April 2023

A new online portal has been made available to complete all of your applications. The portal provides information to help you complete an application. You can access a help guide(PDF, 2MB) to support your first time use of the portal. To submit an application, you will need to register your organisation first.


Note: if you would prefer any of the PDF documents on this page in Word format, please contact our Events Officer and we will email them to you.


Phone (03) 5349 1100    Mobile 0407 352 353