COVID-19 & Events
As you are aware the Australia Health Protection Principal Committee has recommended protocols on Organised gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All ‘non-essential’ events of 500 + people should be cancelled or postponed until further notice.
For the full list of upcoming events and their running Status click here: UPCOMING EVENTS
Do you have an event/activity to promote? Events and activities held in the Mount Barker District Council area can be promoted on Council's online Community Noticeboard. Simply fill out the online form.
ANZAC Day 2020
This year Anzac Day will be different. Due to COVID-19, restrictions are in place to avoid crowds gathering.
We have been working with the local RSL's to help share what activities are available.
Macclesfield RSL has developed a pack that contains activities and projects for children and families to assist them in participating and learning about ANZAC day whilst at home.
It is recommended the day starts with families gathering in their drive ways at 5:55am, they can stream live to various RSL Facebook pages or tune in to the radio, the Last post will be played, followed by a minutes silence. As a family we ask you recite the Ode to the Fallen.
You are still welcome to lay a wreath and pay your respects at one of the Memorials, however we ask to visit these sites later in the day and respect the social distancing rule.
Event Support Program
Mount Barker District Council has and continues to be supportive of local events that provide our communities with either economic or social benefit. Each year (usually around May), individuals and/or community groups who are considering running an event during the following financial year, are invited to participate in the Event Support Program through an expression of interest process. Even if you do not have all the details yet, this process will at least provide Council with an indication of possible events and reservation of sponsorship dollars or in-kind support.
For example - you may be a group that is considering running a festival late in the following financial year. We do not expect that you would have finalized dates, times, performers, nor know exactly what assistance you may need from Council.
Due to the amount of events affected by COVID-19 in 2020, this year the program will be taking into consideration those events that support Local Business and Community to stimulate the local economy.
Every event planned to run between 1st July- 30th September 2020 will need to provide an alternative date after the 1st October 2020 in case the COVID-19 restrictions are still in place.
The funds available may not allow us to support all events with cash contribution, however there are ways which we can assist all events with in kind support.
- Cash Sponsorship is subject to final budget allocation, tourism event costs and the assessment of expressions of interest received from across the district.
- We are also committed to ensuring transparent and equitable investment across the district
** Please note; we only support activities run in the Mount Barker District Council area and will NOT fund an entire event (there must be other financial stakeholders).
Please note that all event organisers/community groups must participate in the expression of interest process regardless of whether you have been funded in the past.
EVENT SUPPORT PROGRAM 2020-2021 CRITERIA CLICK HERE
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FORM CLICK HERE
Download the above form, once complete email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close 5pm, 29th May 2020
For more info:
Events & Tourism Support
Road Closures / Traffic Restrictions
(To view the Section 33 notice click on the Event name- for all roads and times affected)
|Conquer the Summit|
|Speed Restrictions||Sunday 29th April 2020||Mount Barker|
-Bald Hills Road
|Meadows 4 Day Easter Fair|
|10th-13th April 2020||Meadows|
|Anzac Day 2020|
|25th April 2020||Various- See S33 Notice|
Running Events in the Mount Barker District Council
Here are some documents you may need to complete for events held in the Mount Barker District Council region:
If you are planning an event on Council land:
Permit Application to Conduct Activities in the Mt Barker District Council
If you have food stalls at your event:
Temporary Food Stall Notification Form
During fire season- if you have a BBQ or gas or open coal stall:
Application for Fire Permit for an Event (online form)
All Community Events need to complete the SAPOL Crowded places Assessment:
SAPOL Assessment- Crowded Places
Event Organisers responsibilities for Community Events using Public Toilets
Mount Barker District Councils Toilet Block & BBQ Cleaning Schedule