January 2024 update - thank you to all who provided feedback on this consultation. We are now compiling a report of community feedback for consideration.

We're committed to being a city with things to see and do. The results of our Igniting Creativity in Moonee Valley Strategy consultation told us that our community is increasingly ‘looking local’ for arts and cultural activities to engage and take part in.

The Strategy identified the need to develop a Festivals and Events Framework. This Framework will guide the priorities for festivals and events in Moonee Valley. Events included will be those delivered by Council as well as by potential community, commercial and private providers.

Supporting the Framework is the Community Managed Events on Council Land Policy. This Policy outlines how Council supports a rich program of festivals and events across the city to showcase our cultural institutions, natural attractions and vibrant activity precincts. These events celebrate local cultures, stimulate economic activity and attract visitors and tourists.

Are you interested in applying for an Event Permit now? We would be delighted to receive your application!

Did you know that on 25 July 2023, Council endorsed a Trial Commercial Events Policy. If you're a commercial entity interested in holding an outdoor event on council owned or managed land you can head straight to our Event Permit information page to apply for your permit now!

If you would like to find out more about our consultation on the Trial Commercial Events Policy, you can check out that Your Say page here to review the feedback received and view the final Trial Commercial Events Policy.