Events and Festivals

We know how much everyone in Vincent loves a get-together, and the events and festivals hosted in our City are undoubtedly one of the more enjoyable parts of living in our beautiful community.

Not only can they help build positive local identity, events and festivals spread that strong community vibe by having a direct impact on the City, and also help put the spotlight on local businesses. 

Event Application 

If you are organising a public event being held in a public place on City of Vincent land, you might need to apply for some approvals.

Fill out the Event Application Form below to streamline the approvals process.

Event application fillable PDF

Event application online form (recommended)

Note: if your event is held within a City of Vincent Hall, you don't need an event application. Check the FAQ's below for more details. 

Major Event Sponsorship 2023-2024


Year-round event sponsorship 2022-2023

The City would like to support a wide range of events which encourage cultural opportunities to enhance Vincent as a lively and connected place for everyone to enjoy.

Applications are open for Festival and Event Sponsorship up to $5,000 until funding is exhausted.

Festival and event sponsorship is available for events that:

  • Are free to attend
  • Are held in a public place within the City of Vincent boundary
  • Are held between 1 July 2022 and 30 June 2023
  • Can demonstrate all criteria within the guidelines
  • Can address one or some of the themes below

Before applying, make sure you read the guidelines.

Year-round event sponsorship application

Event FAQs

What is an Event?

An event is a gathering of people brought together for a common purpose by some prearrangement. Events are generally public gatherings held in a public space with activities that may require approval such as entertainment, food and drinks, stalls, alcohol and amusement rides.

Do I need to complete an Event Application Form? 

If your event has any of the following, we ask that you complete the Event Application (Fillable PDF, or Online Form) to streamline the approvals process

  • A public event being held in a public place on City land
  • Your event has any of the following
    • Food and/or alcohol
    • Music or entertainment
    • Stalls
    • Amusement rides
    • Structures being installed

  If you’re unsure, it’s always best to complete the application and we will let you know if no further approvals or permits are required.

How do I book a Park or Facility for my Event?

All our Facilities are available for hire through Space to Co

What is the process for holding an Event in Vincent? 

  • Ensure the facility you wish to host your event at is available (check here)
  • Complete the Event Application Form (Fillable PDF, or Online Form)
  • We will review your application and provide you a bespoke list of permits and approvals you may require for your event
  • We may set up a meeting with you to discuss and assist with your event requirements
  • You provide the City with all the information for review (such as risk registers and temporary food permits)
  • The City review all documentation and provide an event approval
  • You hold your event!

What are the timeframes for planning my Event? 

We love supporting local events and are here to help when it comes to event requirements.

Please find below a guide for submission timeframes:   

6 weeks before event - Step 1: Complete the Event Application and send to the City

5 weeks before event - Step 2: The City reviews the Event Application, and provides you with detailed information that is required

4 weeks before event - Step 3: The applicant submits Event applications 

1 week before event - Step 4: The City does the final review and where appropriate, approvals issued.

Please be aware the City is seeing an ever-growing appetite for events and we would love for these to happen, however if the necessary information is not provided to the City within reasonable timeframes as outlined above the event may be unable to proceed.

What's on in Vincent? 

Click here to see what’s coming up near you!

I would like more information. 

Please contact the Marketing and Communications Team on 9273 6000 or email