Private Functions

Private Functions which comply with the below criteria are permitted to be held in Council parks and gardens. To ensure the preferred space is available, please contact Council’s Customer Service on 07 49329000 or 1300 22 55 77 to arrange for a courtesy booking to be made for you.

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 or social media, to an 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 the event.

No services are being requested of Council i.e. power or additional bins (should services be required, please advise at the time of booking, as fees may apply).

Please note: If the hirer wants exclusive use of a desired area or have activities that could pose a risk then a Temporary Event booking is required by Council and the appropriate 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 –

  1. released unintentionally and without negligence; or
  2. released inside a building or structure and does not make its way into the open air
  3. released for scientific, including meteorological, purposes;
  4. or a balloon aircraft