Apply for an occupancy permit for a place of public entertainment

You may need an occupancy permit to hold an event in a building or place greater than 500m2. This may include:

  • festivals
  • sporting events
  • music or entertainment
  • weddings
  • celebrations
  • community meetings.

For more information, see:

Online

Step 1.Check if you need temporary siting approval

If you plan to erect a structure for a public event, you may also need temporary siting approval before applying.

Step 2.Check if you need other approvals

It is your responsibility to notify the Owner and Event Manager of any other approvals you may need. This may include approvals or permits related to:

  • events
  • planning
  • parks and infrastructure
  • local laws
  • health, compliance and safety.

Step 3.Prepare your application

Your application must include:

  • A recent copy of the Certificate of Title and Plan of Subdivision, including any restrictions such as a Section 173 Agreement. You can obtain a Certificate of Title from the Landata website.
  • Written consent from the owner for proposed use of the land.
  • Copy of building permit including any conditions.
  • Details of the event including a Site Plan, Floor Plans, Emergency Evacuation Plan and Essential Safety Measures (ESM's).
  • Copy of valid public indemnity insurance (Certificate of Currency).
  • Original structural drawings, computations and compliance certificates.
  • A credit or debit card to pay the relevant fee. Note: we do not accept Amex or Diners cards online.  

Step 4.Submit your application

Apply online 

Step 5.What happens next?

We may contact you for additional information when assessing your application.

We will let you know the outcome of your application within 2 weeks.

Approval is required before occupation and the siting of structures.

If you'd like to appeal a decision, visit the Building Appeals Board (BAB) website for more information.

Email

Step 1.Check if you need temporary siting approval

If you plan to erect a structure for a public event, you may also need temporary siting approval before applying.

Step 2.Check if you need other approvals

It is your responsibility to notify the Owner and Event Manager of any other approvals you may need. This may include approvals or permits related to:

  • events
  • planning
  • parks and infrastructure
  • local laws
  • health, compliance and safety.

Step 3.Prepare your application

Your application must include:

  • A recent copy of the Certificate of Title and Plan of Subdivision, including any restrictions such as a Section 173 Agreement. You can obtain a Certificate of Title from the Landata website.
  • Written consent from the owner for proposed use of the land.
  • Copy of building permit including any conditions.
  • Details of the event including a Site Plan, Floor Plans, Emergency Evacuation Plan and Essential Safety Measures (ESM's).
  • Copy of valid public indemnity insurance (Certificate of Currency).
  • Original structural drawings, computations and compliance certificates.

Step 4.Download the application form

Download and complete the Application for an Occupancy Permit(PDF, 692KB)  form.

Step 5.Submit your application

Send your completed form and supporting documents to:

info@frankston.vic.gov.au

Step 6.What happens next?

We will contact you to pay the relevant fee.

We may contact you for additional information when assessing your application.

We will let you know the outcome of your application within 2 weeks.

Approval is required before occupation and the siting of structures.

If you'd like to appeal a decision, visit the Building Appeals Board (BAB) website for more information.

Mail

Step 1.Check if you need temporary siting approval

If you plan to erect a structure for a public event, you may also need temporary siting approval before applying.

Step 2.Check if you need other approvals

It is your responsibility to notify the Owner and Event Manager of any other approvals you may need. This may include approvals or permits related to:

  • events
  • planning
  • parks and infrastructure
  • local laws
  • health, compliance and safety.

Step 3.Prepare your application

Your application must include:

  • A recent copy of the Certificate of Title and Plan of Subdivision, including any restrictions such as a Section 173 Agreement. You can obtain a Certificate of Title from the Landata website.
  • Written consent from the owner for proposed use of the land.
  • Copy of building permit including any conditions.
  • Details of the event including a Site Plan, Floor Plans, Emergency Evacuation Plan and Essential Safety Measures (ESM's).
  • Copy of valid public indemnity insurance (Certificate of Currency).
  • Original structural drawings, computations and compliance certificates.

Step 4.Download the application form

Download and complete the Application for an Occupancy Permit(PDF, 692KB)  form.

Step 5.Submit your application

Send your completed form and supporting documents to:

Frankston City Council
PO Box 490
Frankston 3199

Step 6.What happens next?

We will contact you to pay the relevant fee.

We may contact you for additional information when assessing your application. 

We will let you know the outcome of your application within 2 weeks. 

Approval is required before occupation and the siting of structures.

If you'd like to appeal a decision, visit the Building Appeals Board (BAB) website for more information.

In person

Step 1.Check if you need temporary siting approval

If you plan to erect a structure for a public event, you may also need temporary siting approval before applying.

Step 2.Check if you need other approvals

It is your responsibility to notify the Owner and Event Manager of any other approvals you may need. This may include approvals or permits related to:

  • events
  • planning
  • parks and infrastructure
  • local laws
  • health, compliance and safety.

Step 3.Prepare your application

Your application must include:

  • A recent copy of the Certificate of Title and Plan of Subdivision, including any restrictions such as a Section 173 Agreement. You can obtain a Certificate of Title from the Landata website.
  • Written consent from the owner for proposed use of the land.
  • Copy of building permit including any conditions.
  • Details of the event including a Site Plan, Floor Plans, Emergency Evacuation Plan and Essential Safety Measures (ESM's).
  • Copy of valid public indemnity insurance (Certificate of Currency).
  • Original structural drawings, computations and compliance certificates.

Step 4.Download the application form

Download and complete the Application for an Occupancy Permit(PDF, 692KB)  form.

Step 5.Submit your application

Lodge your application at one of our Customer Service Centres.

Frankston Civic Centre
30 Davey Street
Frankston

Seaford Community Centre
1/6 Broughton Street
Seaford

Langwarrin Customer Service Centre
Shop 6, Gateway Shopping Centre
230 Cranbourne-Frankston Road
Langwarrin

Step 6.What happens next?

We will contact you to pay the relevant fee.

We may contact you for additional information when assessing your application.

We will let you know the outcome of your application within 2 weeks.

Approval is required before occupation and the siting of structures.

If you'd like to appeal a decision, visit the Building Appeals Board (BAB) website for more information.