Latest Events

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Community Noticeboard

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.

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 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 Cleaning Schedule 2019

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 finalised dates, times, performers, nor know exactly what assistance you may need from Council.

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.

The next round will open in May 2020.