Private Functions which comply with the below criteria are permitted to be held in Council parks and gardens.
Criteria for a Private Function
The event is private and not open to the public.
There will be no advertising of the event (this includes open invitation emails to unknown number of recipients)
There will not be any entertainment that may cause a risk. E.g. Fire twirlers, Jugglers etc
There will be only 50 people or less attending this event.
Please note: However if the hirer wants exclusive use of a desired area or have activities that could pose a risk than a booking is required by Council and a Temporary Event Application will need to be completed.
Releasing of balloons is strictly prohibited. In Queensland, the release of balloons into the environment is considered littering under the Waste Reduction and Recycling Act 2011—whether released deliberately or by accident. The law does not differentiate between different types of littered material and whether the waste is biodegradable or not.
A person must not release an unsecured balloon containing helium unless the
Balloon is –
released unintentionally and without negligence; or
released inside a building or structure and does not make its way into the open air
released for scientific, including meteorological, purposes; or
a balloon aircraft that is recovered after landing.