Temporary Occupancy Permits for events
By Alex Wood
16 March 2018
A Temporary Occupancy Permit is required for events where an existing building or a temporary structure (e.g. a marquee or stage) is being used. With extensive experience in certifying structures for events, we can help advise on what’s required.
For most events, we need to assess the following documents:
- Application for a Temporary Occupancy Permit (Form 5).
- A site plan showing the layout and separation of structures on the site and the location and number of toilets (including accessible toilets).
- A list of individual structures, their dimensions, and what each is being used for (e.g. wood-fired pizza, face-painting etc.).
- Technical specifications of the temporary structures if they are large (over 200 m2) or custom-built – these should include fire hazard properties, structural properties and internal lay-outs.
- An emergency evacuation and critical incident management plan.
If you own, or are responsible for, a structure that is being used for events (e.g. a winery marquee), we can issue a Temporary Occupancy Permit for up to 3 years in some circumstances. Consumer Building and Occupational Services also provides information on when you might need a Temporary Occupancy Permit.