Organising an Event

The City of Albany is an ideal place to host all kinds of events, from community festivals and concerts to adventure sports and everything in between.

A public event is a great way of bringing the community together and achieving the objectives of your group.

The Events Approval Team at the City of Albany is committed to providing organisations and community groups with assistance to stage successful events.

To hold an event within the City of Albany you must get your event approved by a team of experienced staff who can help you comply with legislative requirements and ensure your event is a safe and successful.

The City of Albany also aims to keep the community well informed about events and minimise any disruption they may cause to usual activity.

To apply for an event approval within the City of Albany, please read the Event Approval Guidelines and complete the Event Application Form.

The Events Team - What we do

The City of Albany Events Team plays a major role in events in our community through management of City-owned annual events and support to community groups and event organisers.

We provide:

  • Support through grants and sponsorships such as the Community Events Funding Program or Regional Events Sponsorship Program
  • Event approvals to facilitate safe and successful events
  • Venue bookings for personal, public and private events
  • Tools and resources such as the Event Approval Guidelines
  • Event marketing opportunities through our social media channels and other networks
  • Partnerships and support to industry organisations

For more information on Community Events Funding and/or Regional Events Sponsorship, click here.

Event Approvals & Forms

The Event Approval Guidelines are a comprehensive, user-friendly guide to assist event organisers to prepare their event application so they can acquire an event approval.

It includes a step-by-step guide to planning an event in Albany, information on holding events in Albany's parks, gardens or roads and the support that the City of Albany can offer to you and your event. Other tools include a range of useful templates.

If you are unsure about whether your event requires approval, or have any questions about the process of holding your event in Albany, our Events Team is happy to help. Email us at events@albany.wa.gov.au

Event Planning Forms

Event Approval Application

Event Approval Guidelines

Local Community Insurance Services Brochure 

The WA Department of Health has created Guidelines for Concerts, Events and Organised Gatherings. You may find this document useful when planning your event. To get a copy, please click here.

Venues, Reserves and Recreational Grounds for Hire in Albany

The City of Albany has a variety of venues and spaces available for hire for your next event.

Town Square

Situated in the heart of the city between the historic Albany Town Hall and Albany Public Library, Albany's Town Square is a modern and vibrant central space for the whole community to enjoy.

It is intended as an informal community space as well as prime location for community gatherings and small scale events. It is a well powered site, has access to a water supply and flood lighting, and has public ablution facilities nearby.

The Town Square was made possible through the generous support of Lotterywest.

Town Square Booking Form

Town Hall & Square - In Kind Application Form

 Town Hall

Albany Town Hall is currently unavailable for hire due to refurbishment works.

Reserves and Recreational Grounds for Hire

The City of Albany manages many attractive reserves, parks, buildings and other facilities that are available for hire.

If you are planning a meeting, wedding, school excursion, function or simply an informal get-together at one of the following venues, please ensure that you make a formal booking so that you are fully aware of what is permitted at each venue. By booking a venue, the City can ensure that the location is not double-booked and that routine maintenance of park grounds is not in progress.

To find out more about the facilities at parks in the City of Albany please visit our Parks page

All venues listed below can be booked free of charge with the exception of Albany Lotteries House where fees are payable.

  • Alison Hartman Gardens
  • Anzac Peace Park
  • Apex Park – Lake Weelara
  • Bob Thompson Garden
  • Bovell Park
  • Cull Park
  • Ellen Cove
  • Emu Point
  • Eyre Park
  • Frenchman Bay
  • Lawley Park
  • Middleton Beach Park
  • Nurses Memorial Gardens
  • Anzac Peace Park
  • Albany Lotteries House

If you’re looking for a sporting ground to hire for your sporting association or event, visit  https://albanyleisurecentre.com.au/centennial-park/

To book any of the following venues, please contact the specific venue through the contact details provided:

Albany Heritage Park (AHP) *

Please contact info@nationalanzaccentre.com.au or call 08 6820 3500.

Vancouver Arts Centre (VAC) *

Please contact arts@albany.wa.gov.au or call 08 6820 3740.

Albany Leisure and Aquatics Centre (ALAC)*

Please contact alac@albany.wa.gov.au or call 08 6820 3400.

Grounds Booking & Hire Form