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Weddings, funerals and other events on Council owned and controlled land

Public Activities, Weddings, Funerals and other private ceremonies on Council owned or managed land

If you are planning to have a public activity, a wedding, a funeral, or any other kind of private ceremony on Council owned or managed land in Byron Shire, you will need to fill in an Application for Temporary Licence to use Council owned or managed land.

Examples of public activities include: Byron Bay Triathlon, Reclaim the Night, Carols by the Sea,   fundraising events for charitable organisations, and political gatherings

Please note: Not all beaches or reserves in Byron Shire are under the care and/or management of Byron Shire Council.  For example Wategos, The Pass and the Lighthouse are under the care of Cape Byron Trust.  Phone Cape Byron Trust on 02 6620 9300 if you require permission to use any of these sites.  BelongilBeach north of Kendall Street is managed by the Crown Lands Division of the Department of Primary Industries.  They can be contacted on 02 6640 3400.

For more information on which beaches and reserves are managed by Byron Shire Council, please call Council’s Leasing and Licensing team on 02 6626 7044.

Please read the following information carefully.  Be aware that you may be required to obtain other approvals from Council, which may take extra time and incur additional costs.

Proposals for large scale events should be directed to the Duty Planner in the first instance as a development application may be required.  Ph:  02 6626 7025 or email dutyplanner@byron.nsw.gov.au

Application for Temporary Licence to use Council owned or managed land

On this page are two application forms: one for public activities and one for weddings, funerals and other private ceremonies.

Use the 'Application for a temporary licence for use of Council owned or managed land' if you are requesting a temporary licence for a wedding, funeral, or other private ceremony: 

Use the 'Application for a temporary licence for use of Council owned or managed land – Public Activities' if you are requesting a temporary licence for a public activity: 

When does my application need to be lodged by?

 

For a Funeral:

The completed application form and all required attachments must be lodged with Council at least 3 days prior to the event.

 

For a Wedding or other private ceremony:

The completed application form and all required attachments must be lodged with Council at least six weeks prior to the event.

 

For a low impact public activity:

The completed application form and all required attachments must be lodged with Council at least 3 months prior to the event.

 

For a major public activity:

If the activity is major or involves any sort of road closure, the completed application form and all required attachments must be lodged with Council at least 6 months prior to the event.

 

Please note:  Council reserves the right to refuse an application that is lodged without sufficient notice.

 

The Applicant will be issued with a temporary licence that must be signed by both the Applicant and Byron Shire Council.  Examples of Council’s temporary licences are available for viewing on Council’s website in the Publications menu.

 

 

How do I lodge the application?

 

You can lodge your application in person at Council’s Administration Building, 70-90 Station Street Mullumbimby, via fax on 02 6684 3018, or via email to council@byron.nsw.gov.au.

 

How can I pay?

 

Options for payment include cash, cheque, credit card or money order.  Attached below is a credit card authorisation form should you wish to use this method of payment.

Credit Card Authorisation Form

How much do I have to pay?

See below for a list of fees and charges

Fees and Charges

Use of Council owned or controlled land

2012/13

GST

Temporary Licence for approved non commercial activities

 

Y

Weddings

Application fee

Licence Fee (per day) – CouncilLand

Licence Fee (per day) – Crown Reserve

 

 

70.00

100.00

100.00

 

Y

Y

Y

Other non-commercial approved activities

Application fee

Licence Fee (per day) – CouncilLand

Licence Fee (per day) – Crown Reserve

 

 

170.00

100.00

100.00

 

Y

Y

Y

Other non commercial approved activities, Not-for-Profit

Application fee

Licence fee

(evidence of ATO registration of Not-for-Profit Status - mandatory)

 

 

No Charge

No Charge

 

Temporary Commercial Approved Activities Crown Reserves

Application fee

Licence Fee (per day) for 1-7 days

Licence Fee (per day) for 8-21 days

Licence Fee (per day for more than 21 days

Bond

 

 

220.00

305.00

210.00

145.00

P.O.A

 

 

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

Temporary Commercial Approved ActivitiesCouncil Land

Application fee

Licence Fee (per day) for 1-7 days

Licence Fee (per day) for 8-21 days

Licence Fee (per day for more than 21 days

Bond

 

 

220.00

305.00

210.00

145.00

P.O.A

 

 

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

Licence Fees – Temporary Market Licence

 

 

Application Fee

Licence Fee (per day) – CouncilLand

Licence Fee (per day) – Crown Reserves

 

170.00

320.00

320.00

Y

Y

Y