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Community spirit is alive and well in East Gippsland, every weekend you can find a bustling market, sporting event or festival.

We play a major role in supporting, approving and delivering over 200 events each year. Through events, we are committed to promoting our region, supporting tourism and encourage connected communities. We look forward to hearing from organisations and groups about your next event.

Contact an Event Officer via email or call 03 5153 9500

East Gippsland Event Growth Action Plan 2021-2026

The East Gippsland Event Growth Action Plan 2021-2026 outlines how East Gippsland can increase the economic, social and environmental benefits from events. The Plan provides a framework that will enable East Gippsland Shire Council to support and develop events in our region.

For your copy, go to the Economic Development page.

Coronavirus and events

COVIDSafe Event requirements are not longer required in Victoria. However, event operators are encouraged to continue infection mitigation practices at events.

For more information, visit the Victorian Government's How we work: Victoria website

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A M Pearson Park
173 Day Avenue, Omeo
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, BBQ (Electric)


Park
Amy Shade Reserve
157-155 Main Road, Lindenow
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Shade Sail, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

Park
Reserve
Apex Park
Cnr Princes Highway and Marine Parade, Lakes Entrance
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

Park
Reserve
Balmoral Crescent Reserve
52 Balmoral Crescent, Eastwood
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park
Reserve
Baum Park
Princes Highway, Cann River
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Shade Sail, Toilets, BBQ (Electric), Skate Park

Park
Reserve
Bemm River Foreshore
Sydenham Parade, Bemm River
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, Boat Ramp, Jetty

Park
Reserve
Bonang Public Hall
213A Bonang Highway, Bonang
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets

Hall
Reserve
Bruthen Rec Reserve
6 Murphys Lane, Bruthen
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets

Hall
Park
Bullumwaal Road Reserve
127 Bullumwall Road, Wy Yung
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Shade Sail

Park
Reserve
Cameron Cresent
24 Cameron Crescent, Bairnsdale
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park
Creighton St Park
Creighton St/Laughtons Road, Kalimna
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park
Davies Street
7 Davies Street, Bairnsdale
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park
Davison Oval
Macleod Street, Bairnsdale
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Skate park

Park
Reserve
Eastern Beach
Eastern Beach Road, Lakes Entrance
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

Park
Reserve
Esplanade - Foreshore
Esplanade, Lakes Entrance
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Toilets, Gazebo, Boat Ramp, Skate Park, Jetty

Park
Reserve
Ferry Reserve
Seventh Parade, Raymond Island
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo

Park
Reserve
Forest Park
1 Nicholson Street, Orbost
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo

Park
Reserve
Gilsenan Reserve West
Raymond St, Paynesville
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Skate Park

Park
Reserve
Harnham Drive
2A Harnham Drive, Bairnsdale
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park
Hoddinott Street Reserve
19 Hoddinott Street, Bairnsdale
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

Park
Reserve
Howitt Park
Howitt Park Reserve, Princes Highway, Bairnsdale
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 
  • Play Equipment
  • Toilets
  • Gazebo
  • BBQ (Electric)
  • Boat Ramp
  • Fishing Platform
  • BMX Track

Park
Reserve
Keyte Court Reserve
Keyte Court, Bairnsdale
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Reserve
Koala Court Reserve
15 Koala Court, Orbost
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park
Reserve
Lake Tyers Recreation Reserve
Cnr Lake Tyers Beach & Mill Point Roads, Lake Tyres
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

Park
Reserve
Lindenow South Recreation Reserve
Fernbank-Lindenow South Road, Lindenow South
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo


Park
Reserve
Livingstone Park
20 Creek Street, Omeo
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Toilets, Play Equipment, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

Park
Reserve
Lochiel Street Reserve
Lochiel St, Orbost
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets

Park
Reserve
Main Street Buchan
26 Main Road, Buchan
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilet

Park
Main Street Service Road West
Main Street, Bruthen
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, BBQ (Electric), Skate Park

Park
Reserve
Mallacoota Reserve
1 Develling Drive, Mallacoota
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric), Skate Park

Park
Reserve
Marine Parade - Foreshore
245 Marine Parade, Lakes Entrance
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, Boat Ramp, Jetty

Park
Reserve
McEacharn St Reserve
McEacharn St, Bairnsdale
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric), Boat Ramp, Fishing Platform, BMX Track

Park
Reserve
Newlands Arm Foreshore
Dawson Cove, Newlands Arm
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Shade Sail, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric), Fishing Platform, Jetty

Park
Reserve
Nichol Street Reserve
Nichol Street, Bendoc
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

Park
Reserve
Nicholson River Reserve
Princes Highway, Nicholson
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Shade Sail, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric), Boat Ramp, Fishing Platform, Jetty

Park
Reserve
Omeo Recreation Reserve
Park Street, Omeo
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets

Reserve
Orbost Recreation Reserve
Salisbury Street, Orbost
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Skate Park

Park
Reserve
Panoramic Drive Reserve
Panoramic Drive, Lakes Entrance
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park
Reserve
Patterson Park
63 Metung Road, Metung
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park
Paynesville Community Lions Park
60 Esplanade, Paynesville
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 
  • Play Equipment
  • Shade Sail
  • Toilets
  • Gazebo
  • BBQ (Electric)
  • Boat Ramp
  • Jetty

Park
Reserve
Scott Street Reserve
Scott Street, Orbost
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment

Park
Reserve
Service Road Reserve
Main Street Service Road West, Bruthen
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Skate Park, BBQ (electric)

Park
Reserve
Simpson Park
Newlands Arm
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Shade Sail, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric), Fishing Platform, Jetty

Park
Reserve
Skidale Close Reserve
Skidale Close, Lake Tyres
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment. Gazebo, BBQ (Electric)

Park
Reserve
Sunset Cove Reserve
Sunset Cove, Paynesville
Hall
Park
Reserve
Phone: 

Play Equipment, Toilets, Gazebo, BBQ (Electric), Boat Ramp, Jetty

Park
Reserve
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Events Calendar

To find out what major events are happening in East Gippsland visit the What's On Calendar.

Want to list your event for free on Visit East Gippsland? Register your event with Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW) and your event will automatically be listed on Visit East Gippsland’s What’s On, as well as other tourism websites and other media opportunities.

For tips and a how to guide to register with ATDW, go to Destination Gippsland Listing with ATDW, and ensure you are registered and benefit from the marketing opportunities ATDW offers.  

Need to know more? Contact East Gippsland Marketing Inc.

Will my event need a permit?

Public events held on public land require the completion of the Initial Event Permit Advice Form, submitted at least three months before your event.

At a minimum, all event permit applications will need:

  • Copy of current public liability insurance
  • Risk Management Plan which identifies your event's risk and outlines how you plan to manage potential risk (see available template)
  • Site Plan showing the layout of your event

Depending on event activities, other considerations include:

  • Traffic Management Plan and permit from VicRoads for road closures
  • Permission or permit from other land managers such as Gippsland Ports, DELWP or Parks Victoria
  • Permission or permit from emergency services such as Police or CFA

Public events held on roads or Council land without a permit will be penalised 20 Penalty Units.

If you need help when filling out the form, contact events@egipps.vic.gov.au.

Event Planning Guide A-Z and Other Resources

We have an Events Concierge who is committed to helping organisations and groups develop, plan and implement successful and safe events. We also provide specialist advice to facilitate and support events that attract visitation and contribute to developing East Gippsland into a major event destination.

You will find a range of resources below which will help you plan and execute a successful event.

Event Management

Templates

Leveraging Events Toolkits

Application Forms

Other Resources

Event Management Toolkit

Our Event Management Toolkit, below, is a one-stop shop for event organisers – providing the information you need on event planning, sponsorship, grants, coordinating volunteers and staff, how to run committee meetings and post-event reviews and surveys.

You will find a range of event-related resources below, including templates and checklists, which will help you plan and execute a successful event.

Post-event Review

1.    Post-event Review Checklist

2.    Visitor Survey

3.    Sponsor Survey

4.    Stakeholder Survey

5.    Debrief Meeting Agenda

6.    Comprehensive Post Event Report

 

Strategic Planning

1.    Event Strategy

2.    Operations Manual

 

Event Planning

1.    Macro Executive Timeline

2.    Meeting Agenda-12month

3.    Committee Structure, Responsibilities & Checklist

4.    Meeting Notes

 

Event Team

1.    Event Coordinator Position Description

2.    Volunteer Briefing

3.    Volunteer Recruitment Tips

4.    Volunteer Roster

 

Finance

1.    Budget Template

2.    How to Use the Budget Template

 

Sponsorship

1.    Sponsorship Tracker How to Use Guide

2.    Sponsorship Tracker

3.    Sponsorship Prospectus and Agreements

 

Grant Funding

1.    Grant Funding Tracker

Business Events

Take your business event to East Gippsland and promise your delegates a memorable and unique experience.

• Host your event in Bairnsdale and enjoy comfort and attractions;

• Choose Lakes Entrance or Mallacoota for a picturesque beachfront setting; or

• Head inland and seclude yourself in the lush greenery and rugged mountain ranges of the Snowy River or the Alpine High Country.

From purpose-built conference venues, to cosy farm-style spaces and elegant function centres, East Gippsland offers versatile venues anywhere from 10 to 300 delegates, accommodating corporate functions, intimate retreats, through to venues with up to 75 bedrooms, conference facilities and catering on site.

East Gippsland is the place where conference breaks are mindful, delegates are energised, and business events are more natural with less stress.

Contact Council Business Events

Visit the Visit East Gippsland website for more information.

What Grants are Available for Events?

The Council Community Grants Program aims to support groups and organisations with projects with two funding rounds a year. There are two funding programs suitable for events - Community Grants and Arts & Heritage Grants.  

For further information, please see Council Grants.

Also available is Grant Guru, a one-stop shop comprehensive grants database.  You can create your own login and develop a grants profile or just search for a grant suitable for you.

For more information, visit the East Gippsland Grant Guru portal.

What Sites are Available for Events in East Gippsland?

There are many public open spaces, community halls, parks and foreshores available for community events. East Gippsland is also home to incredible natural assets such as our lakes, rivers, mountains and forest reserves which are ideal locations for outdoor adventure sporting events.

To discuss possible locations for your event, please contact your Events Officer.

Council also controls the historic Bairnsdale Rotunda, Bairnsdale Nicholson Mall, Lakes Entrance Rotunda, our regional libraries and other facilities.

To make a booking, contact Council.

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Friday, June 17, 2022