Planning an Event

The Ararat Region enjoys a calendar jam-packed with events and festivals catering to all manner of interests and activities.

Events that bring together communities and showcase the region to visitors are important to the region.

Why do I need to complete an application form?

All events and activities on Council owned, managed land are required to lodge an Event Application form so we can assist with planning details and ensure it is a safe activity.

The A-Z Guide for Events Organisers will provide you with all the information necessary to run a safe and successful event.

Ararat Rural City Council has assistance available to Event Coordinators to assist in running a safe and successful event. This form will help us determine how we can assist you with your event and provide us with information to inform the community through the Ararat and Grampians Visitor Information Centre, social media platforms and online event calendars.

Application process

Events are approved based on the risks associated with the activity and the impact on the community and local business.

The event application form should be submitted 6 weeks prior to your event or activity to ensure it is processed in time.  Larger events may require more time. Your application will be assessed by the Events Development Officer, with additional assistance from other departments provided as required.

The Events Development Officer will arrange to meet with you to discuss your application. Please allow 14 days for processing.  Larger events may require more time so the earlier you can work with us to help you plan the better.