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Places of Public Entertainment

Entertainment in a public place must not be conducted unless an occupancy permit has been issued for the place of public entertainment.
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A place of public entertainment is:

  • A building which is used or intended to be used for the purpose of providing public entertainment
  • A place which is enclosed or substantially enclosed
  • To which admission can be gained by payment of money or the giving of other consideration

An Occupancy Permit is required for:

  • An assembly or public buildings (Class 9b) having an area greater than 500m² and any prescribed temporary structures
  • A place having an area greater than 500m²

Prescribed Temporary Structures

Prescribed temporary structures have additional requirements under the Building Act. Any prescribed temporary structure must have a separate occupancy permit issued by the Building Commission and must be designed in accordance with engineering principles to provide for their structural safety and the safety of the public and other persons using them.

A prescribed temporary structure includes:

  • Tents, marquees or booths with a floor area greater than 100m²
  • Seating stands for more than 20 persons
  • Stages or platforms (including sky borders and stage wings) exceeding 150m² in floor area
  • Prefabricated buildings exceeding 100m² other than ones placed directly on the ground surface

Requirements for obtaining an Occupancy Permit for a Place of Public Entertainment

Without limiting the conditions that are specified on an occupancy permit issued by the Building Commission for temporary structures or other requirements under the building regulations, an occupancy permit for a place of public entertainment may be issued subject to conditions relating to:

  1. The engagement of safety officers to be in attendance at the place of public entertainment to provide for the safety of the public.
  2. The safety training qualifications to be held by any person engaged as a safety officer as required by the chief officer or the Commission.
  3. The responsibilities of the safety officer which include:
    a) The operation of fire safety elements, equipment and systems.
    b) The establishment and operation of evacuation procedures.
    c) The safety of barriers and exits.
    d) The control of the use of naked flame in theatrical productions.
  4. The exclusion of the public from unsafe areas.
  5. The keeping, testing and storage of flammable material or explosive items and equipment in safe manner, to the extent that this is not required by any other Act or Regulation.
  6. The ignition of fireworks and the discharge of pistols or other shooting devices in a safe and responsible manner, to the extent that this is not required by any other Act or regulations.
  7. The location and designation of passageways and exits.
  8. The availability of public toilet facilities and the condition of those facilities.

Application Forms

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Airly-Clydebank Hall
556 Clydebank Road, Airly
Binginwarri Hall and Recreation Reserve
675 Albert River-Welshpool Road, Binginwarri
Boisdale Public Hall
42-44 Main Street, Boisdale
Briagolong Mechanics Institute Hall
2 Avon Street, Briagolong
Bundalaguah/Myrtlebank Hall
794 Maffra-Sale Road, Bundalaguah
Carrajung South Hall
89 Old Carrajung Road, Carrajung Lower
Coongulla Community Centre
Gillum Road, Coongulla
Cowwarr Public Hall
31-33 Main Street, Cowwarr
Dargo Public Hall and Recreation Reserve
177 Lind Avenue, Dargo
Denison Public Hall
1293 Denison Road, Denison
Devon North Public Hall
599 Tarra Valley Road, Devon North
Giffard West Public Hall
3877 South Gippsland Highway, Giffard West
Glenmaggie Mechanics Institute (Public Hall)
21 Glenfalloch Road, Glenmaggie
Golden Paradise Beach Community Centre
Surf Edge Drive, Golden Beach
Gormandale Mechanics Institute
Main Road, Gormandale
Heyfield Community Resource Centre
3-5 George Street, Heyfield
Heyfield Memorial Hall
38-40 MacFarlane Street, Heyfield
Kilmany Public Hall and Recreation Reserve
21 Freshwaters Road, Kilmany
Licola Public Hall
8 Jamieson-Licola Road, Licola
Loch Sport Public Hall
222-236 National Park Road, Loch Sport
Longford Hall and Recreation Reserve
Corner South Gippsland and Longford-Loch Sport Road, Longford
Macks Creek Public Hall
Bulga Park Road, Macks Creek
Maffra Memorial Hall
11-15 Foster Street, Maffra
Manns Beach Hall
David Street, Manns Beach
Meerlieu Public Hall and Recreation Reserve
1455 Lindenow-Meerlieu Road, Meerlieu
Munro Public Hall
191 Munro-Stockdale Road, Munro
Nambrok Public Hall and Recreation Reserve
173 Nambrok Hall Road, Nambrok
Newry Hall
139-141 Main Road, Newry
Port Albert Mechanics Institute
20 Victoria Street, Port Albert
Rosedale Public Hall
37-39 Prince Street, Rosedale
Sale Memorial Hall
Macalister Street, Sale
Seaton Hall and Recreation Reserve
1043 Main Street, Seaton
St Johns Ambulance Hall
Stead Street Reserve, Sale
Staceys Bridge Hall
248 Albert River Road, Staceys Bridge
Stradbroke Recreation Reserve and Hall
4971 South Gippsland Highway, Stradbroke
Stratford Mechanics Hall
17 Hobson Street, Stratford
Tinamba Public Hall
Rosedale-Maffra Road, Tinamba
Valencia Soldiers Memorial Hall
84-86 Briagolong Road, Valencia Creek
Willung Public Hall
195 Willung Hall Road, Willung
Won Wron Hall
4737 Hyland Highway, Won Wron
Wonyip Public Hall
Old Wonyip Road, Wonyip
Woodside Public Hall
Corner Prince Street and Austins Road, Woodside
Yarram Mechanics Hall
2-4 Church Street, Yarram
Alberton West Recreation Reserve
331 - 333 Lanes Road, Alberton West
Bellbird Corner Riverside Reserve
Sandy Creek Road, Maffra
Binginwarri Hall and Recreation Reserve
675 Albert River-Welshpool Road, Binginwarri
Boisdale Recreation Reserve
Main Street, Boisdale
Briagolong Quarry Reserve
Freestone Creek Road, Briagolong
Briagolong Recreation Reserve
Briagolong Road, Briagolong
Cameron Sporting Complex
Morison Street, Maffra
Carrajung Memorial Park
McDermott Street, Carrajung
Charles Street Recreation Reserve
Charlies Street, Loch Sport
Cowwarr Recreation Reserve
2-24 Pine Grove Avenue, Cowwarr
Dargo Public Hall and Recreation Reserve
177 Lind Avenue, Dargo
Denison Recreation Reserve
1422 Sale-Heyfield Road, Denison
Devon North Recreation Reserve
683 Tarra Valley Road, Devon North
Golden Beach (Veronica Maybury) Recreation Reserve
Surf Edge Drive, Golden Beach
Gordon Street Recreation Reserve
Gordon Street, Heyfield
Gormandale Recreation Reserve
14-16 Main Road, Gormandale
Kilmany Public Hall and Recreation Reserve
21 Freshwaters Road, Kilmany
Loch Sport Foreshore Reserve
Lake Street, Loch Sport
Longford Hall and Recreation Reserve
Corner South Gippsland and Longford-Loch Sport Road, Longford
Maffra Recreation Reserve
Corner Edward Street and McLean Street, Maffra
Meerlieu Public Hall and Recreation Reserve
1455 Lindenow-Meerlieu Road, Meerlieu
Nambrok Public Hall and Recreation Reserve
173 Nambrok Hall Road, Nambrok
Newry Community Tennis Courts and Parklands
30 McGole Street, Newry
Newry Recreation Reserve
838 Three Chain Road, Newry
Pine Lodge Reserve
Llowalong Road, Stratford
Port Albert Racecourse and Recreation Reserve
Port Albert - Tarraville Road, Port Albert
Rosedale Racecourse Reserve
10 Evergreen Road, Rosedale
Rosedale Recreation Reserve
Moore Street, Rosedale
Seaspray Foreshore Reserve
Corner Futcher Street and Shoreline Drive, Seaspray
Seaton Hall and Recreation Reserve
1043 Main Street, Seaton
Stradbroke Recreation Reserve and Hall
4971 South Gippsland Highway, Stradbroke
Stratford Recreation Reserve
Wellsford Street, Stratford
Tarraville Recreation Reserve
9 Bridge Street, Tarraville
Won Wron Recreation Reserve
4706 Hyland Hwy, Won Wron
Woodside Recreation Reserve
4-18 High Street, Woodside
Yarram Recreation Reserve
50 Railway Avenue, Yarram
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