Parks and gardens hire

City of Perth offers a variety of parks and gardens suitable for most events and functions from small community events and corporate functions, to festivals and concerts. Bookings are necessary if you wish to hold an event or organised sporting activity in one of the City’s parks or gardens. Please complete the Online Event Application form to ensure that the space is suitable for the requested activity and that it is available during the times you wish to hold your event.

Key Details

Service TypeHire Booking
What you needSubmit an online application for your event or activity to the Health and Activities Approvals team.
Eligibility requirements

Events in parks and gardens are managed and subject to approval by City of Perth. Please refer to Bookable Spaces Map.

FeesRefer to fees and charges.
  • Parks and gardens hire approval process
    1. Submit application.
    2. Your application will be assessed by technical officers from the Approval Services Unit and may be submitted to council if necessary.
    3. Emergency management plans may be required. Plans can be quite extensive for large events and staff are available to assist in formulation. Please note some events may require road closures and these must be advertised within the local newspaper. All costs associated with road closures and advertising are to be met by the applicant. 
    4. If your application is approved, a copy of conditions of approval will be forwarded along with notification of any additional payable fees. Approval of events will be granted once you have returned the copy of conditions with your confirmation of acceptance and all fees have been paid. Road/footpath obstruction permits are usually faxed back to applicant after assessment by the technical officer.
  • Approval time frame

    If your event is to be held on a reserve or city park, it is advisable to secure a booking of your preferred location at the earliest opportunity. 

    Applications for events should be submitted a minimum of two months prior to the event. Major events require extensive planning and consultation. They may take up to a year to finalise. Applications should allow time for submission to council (if required) as well as the advertising and arrangement of road closures.

    Smaller events on reserves or events which involve only minor disruption to traffic flow and minimal road closures may be submitted up to one month prior to the event. Road/footpath obstruction permits not requiring a road closure are usually approved within 48 hours. Permits requiring road closures are usually approved within 10 days.

Need more help?

If you have any further questions please contact Health & Activities Approval: (08) 9461 1444 or info@cityofperth.wa.gov.au