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Planning your Event

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What is a public event or activity?

A public event is any organised activity held on public or private land open for the general public where an open area, facility, venue, road or temporary structure is to be used by more people than usually found in that location. This activity may affect the location prior to the event, during and after the event.

Mansfield Shire Council is committed to ensuring the health and safety to anyone staging or participating and attending an event within the Shire and how to do this is by completing an Event Management Plan (EMP).

By completing an Event Management Plan (EMP) event organisers demonstrate their desire to carry out their legal duties in the management of events in regards to the health and safety of all participants. It will identify and ensure a plan is in place to manage foreseeable risks associated with the staging of the event.

Event Management Guide 238KB DOCX

The ultimate goal is to stage a successful event with no harm to people or damage to the environment and property.

To eliminate any doubts about what your event requires, please contact Council’s Tourism and Events Co-ordinator as a first step. The Co-ordinator’s role is to guide event organisers through the EMP process (if required).

Tourism & Events Co-ordinator: Nicole Nye

Ph: 03 5775 8520 or


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Last Updated: Monday, 16 March, 2020 - 09:31