Place of Assembly

Places of Assembly are generally buildings or enclosed spaces that are used for public events such as food festivals, pageants, sports events, dance or similar entertainment for the public that fall within the Place of Assembly Notice by the Director of Public Health that require a Licence under the Public Health Act 1997.

The Director of Public Health has issued Guidelines for Places of Assembly setting out the health and safety requirements for the operation of places of assembly. The guidelines set out the legal requirements and well as offering information to assist persons using the guidelines.

Do I need a licence to operate a Place of Assembly

Generally, yes you will need to hold a Place of Assembly Licence to legally operate such a venue. There are two types of Licences

Application forms for the two types of Place of Assembly Licence are

How do I obtain a Temporary Place of Assembly Licence

Place of Assembly Fact sheets (coming soon!)

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Queenstown TAS 7467