Planning an Event

The Ararat Region enjoys a calendar jam-packed with events and festivals catering to all manner of interests and activities.

Events that bring together communities and showcase the region to visitors are important to the region.

Why do I need to complete an application form?

All events and activities on Council owned, managed land are required to lodge an Event Application form so we can assist with planning details and ensure it is a safe activity.

Ararat Rural City Council Events Team can provide assistance to Event Coordinators to ensure the running of a safe and successful event. Please contact our Events Team: for an application form, or click here to download a fillable form.


Application process

Events are approved based on the risks associated with the activity and the impact on the community and local business.

The event application form should be submitted no later than 3 months prior to the event and no later than 12 months for significant events (over 2,000 attendees) to ensure it is processed in time.  Larger events may require more time. Your application will be assessed by the Events Team, with additional assistance from other departments provided as required.

The Events Team will arrange to meet with you to discuss your application. Please allow 14 days for processing.  Larger events may require more time.