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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 needCall the Activity Approvals team on (08) 9461 3333 to confirm available dates and booking options.

Submit an online application for your event or activity to the Activity 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

    After your application is submitted it will be assessed by the Activity Approvals team. 

    If your initial application is approved, a step by step process will be sent to you, outlining the required documentation and time frames for you to receive your Event Permit. A cost estimate of your event fees and charges will also be sent to you, payment is required before bump-in of your event and prior to the permit being issued to you.

    The team will work alongside you and with other units at the City, such as: Building Services, Environmental Health, Parks, Waste & Cleansing, Transport and Parking.

    The team will also assist in maintaining communication with key stakeholders; such as Western Australia Police Force (WA Police Force), Main Roads WA and the Public Transport Authority.

    Event Organisers are responsible for providing all relevant and up to date information of their event, and should leave sufficient time to plan and submit documentation and management plans.


  • 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. 

    Approval of events and assessment of documentation takes time, the below guide is an approximate timeline the applicant can use for when it comes time to submit an application:

    • Low impact events; two weeks before event commencement.
    • Medium impact events; three months before event commencement.
    • High impact events; six months before event commencement.
    • Major impact events; six to twelve months before event commencement.

Need more help?

If you have further questions, please contact the Health & Activity Approvals teams on (08) 9461 3333 or