Application to use public place for events

About this form

This form allows you to apply to use public land (parks and reserves) in the ACT.

If you wish to have an event or activity on unleased land that involves a large number of people or place objects such as jumping castles or other objects, you will need to complete this application form. However, for temporary storage during construction, refer to the Application to use a public place for construction activities form.

For smaller events with less than 100 people, such as weddings, private functions or charitable collections, that are expected to have minimal impact on the surrounding environment or other activities in the area, the application should be lodged at least 28 days before you make any commitments.

For larger events such as markets, festivals, rallies or larger community group or organisational activities that may impact on the surrounding environment or other activities in the area, the application should be lodged in time for other agencies or the general public to be notified and for you to adjust the proposal according to feedback from any affected parties. This process may require a 6 month lead time.

For further information about booking public land, please contact the Public Use Unit on (02) 6205 8794 or

For permits on National land within the Parliamentary Triangle including Aspen Island (Carillion), Commonwealth Park, Federation Mall, Kings Park, Lawns of Old Parliament House, Lake Burley Griffin and the Rose Garden, go to National Capital Authority. For bookings associated with EPIC, The Canberra Stadium or Manuka Oval please click on the relevant link.

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Your personal information

Any personal information collected will be used to consider your application for approval to use Public Unleased Land under the Public Unleased Land Act 2013, and to verify your compliance with the conditions of use. Your personal information will be used for processing this application, and will be held by the ACT Government to the extent necessary to achieve that purpose. Information you submit as part of this application may be used by the ACT Government for any regulatory functions under the Public Unleased Land Act 2013. Your personal details may also be disclosed to process your payment. Details of your payment information may be released to you or your financial institution if this transaction is queried. Disclosure to third-parties will not be made except in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).

Your personal information

Access Canberra uses this form to collect information which is necessary to allow the ACT Government to provide services to you. Personal Information may be used or disclosed in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2014.

For details on the collection of personal information in this form please refer to the Access Canberra Information Collection Notice. If you have questions about how your information will be handled please see the Access Canberra Privacy Policy and the Transport Canberra and City Services privacy policy or contact us.