Planning an Event?

Planning an Event

Horsham Rural City Council is committed to supporting tourism within the municipality and recognisers the value of events to the tourism industry and the region’s wider economy. Major events can provide an economic injection into the community by increasing visitation to the region, increasing awareness of the region, reducing seasonality gaps and engendering community spirit and pride.

Producing a well managed event involves careful planning and knowledge. To aid and support community groups in their endeavours, Council is committed to working with communities to support their strength, resilience and resourcefulness.

Events can range in size from a local market, sporting competitions, conferences, as well as musical and art festivals. It is important that you speak to council to find out the process for events applications, approvals, permits and the potential opportunity to gain marketing sponsorship, funding, exposure and support.

To ensure you are able to deliver a safe event we ask you download the risk management and emergency management templates for completion. Council event staff are happy to work with you to complete these important forms.

For temporary limited licences Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation.


Click on links below to download your event documents:

Printable version – Guidelines for Public Events – 2018


Tourism Event Festival Funding Application –  Guidelines JULY 2016 Doc

Tourism Event Festival Funding Applicaton – Form July 2016 Doc 


Printable version – Events Signage Form 2017

Online writable version – Events Signage Form 2017


Printable version – Intention to Hold an Event form  Dec: 2019

Online writable version – Intention to hold an EVENT form Jan 2019


Printable version – Emergency Management Plan Template Dec 2018


Promote your event through the  Horsham & Grampians Visitor Information Centre