Are you planning an event in the Lismore area?
We are committed to assisting you to prepare and plan a successful event and we also have funding available for major events.
Individuals or organisations intending to host or organise a festival or event on a public street, footpath, open space or property owned and/or maintained by Council must complete an Events Application.
The Events Guide contains useful information for event organisers and outlines compliance issues in relation to hosting an event.
This A-Z information guide, in conjunction with the Events Application, will assist you to meet all statutory and legislative requirements involved in organising your event, while protecting the surrounding area and ensuring public safety.
Proposals for large-scale events or events on private land should be directed to the Duty Planner in the first instance as a development application may be required. Phone us on 1300 87 83 87.
Council assistance for an event
If you’re planning a big event, Lismore City Council’s Event Unit may be able to help. They specialise in providing assistance for street parades, sporting events, community festivals, outdoor concerts, conference management, preparation of bidding documents, event management and promotion, function preparation and management and meeting planning.
For more information, phone our Events Officer on 1300 87 83 87.
Apply for Major Events Group funding
Major Events Group funding is available for events throughout the year that help bring visitors to Lismore and boost economic growth in the city.
The Major Events Group funding is for festivals and events that require funds of $5000 or more and applications can be made at any time throughout the year.
Applications are judged against criteria that can be found at the back of the application form below. All applications are assessed by a panel including Councillors, Council staff and industry representatives.
The Major Events Group funding is not designed to support existing events that are financially sustainable. The funding is designed for new events or to grow an existing event significantly in order to bring more visitors to the region.
Funding can be sought for events that celebrate the diverse interests of the Northern Rivers including sports, arts, culture, nature and cuisine.
If you have any queries or would like to discuss your event and check your eligibility, phone our Events Officer on 1300 87 83 87.