Licences and Permits
There are all kinds of rules and regulations which may impact on your event from food safety to planning and even permission to play music. We've put together information for event organisers on some of the most common licences and permits relating to events.
The holding of an event may require the lodgment of a development application. For more information please refer to the Development Application page.
If you are planning to sell or prepare food on a temporary basis or at a temporary event (i.e. market stall, cake stall, sausage sizzle or fundraiser stall) you need to obtain approval from Council prior to commencing trade. Please fill in the below form and submit to Council for assessment. Applications must be received with no less than 5 days notice.
FOOD SAFETY & PUBLIC HEALTH
Minimum Requirements for Temporary & Special Events are noted in details in the NSW Food Authority Guideline for Food Businesses at Temporary Events. For any food vendor or stall holder who will be selling, giving away or donating any food items you must complete the following check list.
Download Wagga Wagga City Council's Application for Food Stall at Temporary/Special Event form.
Additionally stall holders need to consider and abide by the number of general food handling requirements, storage areas, transportation, food display, and food packaging outlined in the Food Standards 3.1.1, 3.2.2, and 3.2.3.
HAIRDRESSER, BEAUTY OR SKIN PENETRATION PREMISES
If your event is planning on having an on site hairdressing salon, tattooing, waxing, piercing or any skin penetrating activities you will need to apply via Council's public health department. Download the form here, Application for Registration, Hairdresser, Beauty or Skin Penetration Premises.
Organising an event where liquor will be sold will require a limited license under the Liqour Licensing Act. To sell alcohol at your event you are required to complete the following checklist:
Anyone serving alcohol is required to have a current RSA. Responsible Service of Alcohol Courses are held regularly in Wagga Wagga. Check with your local provider for details.
If you hold an RSA issued prior to 1 January 2001 these certificates are now invalid and you are required to complete an RSA course with an approved registered training organisations. For more information visit the Office of Liquor, Gaming & Racing website.
OLGR has produced an information fact sheet regarding limited liquor licences for a single function which can be viewed on their website.
DISPLAYING GOODS ON FOOTPATH
This is for businesses that wish to display any A-frame or goods from their businesses on the footpath in front of their shop. You will be required to complete the form below and submit it to Council for approval.
STREET FURNITURE IN OR OUTSIDE THE CBD
For any businesses located within or outside the CBD that wish to have an outdoor eating area located on the footpath in front of their shop are required to complete the form application form below. This could include tables, chairs, umbrellas, and barriers.
AUSTRALIAN PERFORMING RIGHTS ASSOCIATION (APRA)
If music is being played and/or performed live, made available online or copied, it almost always requires a license. To find out if you require an APRA License at your event, visit the APRA website.
Additionally, if your event is screening a movie you may also require a copyright license.
Events can produce noise levels much higher than normal. Events must comply with the provisions of the Environmental Protection (noise) Regulations 1997.