The Northern Beaches is home to a variety of festivals, celebrations, private and community events including:

  • Weddings
  • Gatherings
  • Celebrations
  • Markets
  • Fun runs
  • Sporting events
  • Corporate events
  • Music festivals

And much much more...

If you would like to hold a public, private or commercial event there is bound to be a location suitable for you. There’s no better place to have your event than at one of our beaches, unique rockpools or picturesque sportsgrounds.

To book your favourite location for a social event we recommend you submit your application at least one month in advance. Complex bookings can take up to 8 weeks to assess.

Applications are required for any events with a large group of people or that includes the installation of structures such as jumping castles or marquees.

Permission from Council is also required to carry out commercial activities on public open space. All groups using Council land for their business including personal trainers and fitness operators must have a permit to operate. Please apply using the Small Event application form. These bookings can take up to 8 weeks to assess.

How to make a booking

  1. Complete the applicable application form as per the below document listings
  2. Send the booking form to All enquiries can be directed to 02 8495 5009

Fees and charges

The relevant adopted fees and charges will be applied to each request.  View fees and charges.

Council Assessment

On receipt of the application form, we'll let you know your application has been received. Please feel free to contact us should you wish to know the status of your approval. Every effort will be made to send the approval documentation to you as soon as possible, ensure your application is submitted with sufficient time to process.

Once the application is approved you will be sent a rental contract, conditions of use and an invoice.

Useful Links

Links to Application Forms

Other Useful Forms

Useful Documents