Holding an event - what do I need to do?

The Shire recognises the significant community benefit of public events and as such, is committed to providing, supporting and developing these events.

Whilst the Shire encourages the staging of events within the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley and recognise the benefits they can bring to the community, the Shire has a responsibility to ensure they are managed in an appropriate manner. Therefore, all public events MUST have a Public Building Certificate of Approval or a Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley Event Permit, and ensure they comply with the Government of Western Australia Department of Health Guidelines and legislation before they can proceed.

An Event Notification is to be completed for ALL Public Events within the Shire unless the event is held on private property and/or is compliant with the current Public Building Certificate of Approval. The Event Notification has been created to assist with:

  • Ensuring organisers of public events held within the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley boundaries are aware of their responsibilities with regard to meeting statutory requirements;
  • Ensuring that all public events held on Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley property meet all statutory requirements;
  • Ensuring the safety of event patrons is a high priority and ensuring reduction of adverse impacts on local residents and businesses is a high priority;
  • Reducing the Shire’s exposure to liability risk from public events held within Shire boundaries; and
  • Limiting the potential for damage to Shire buildings, facilities and infrastructure during public events.

Shire Facility Information can be found here, with the related Public Building Certificate of Approval information found here.

Forms and Templates:

An Event Application Form can be downloaded here.

Small Community Event Application Form can be downloaded here:

A Shire Risk Management Plan Template can be downloaded here.

A Shire Emergency Management Plan Template can be downloaded here.

A Shire Facility Hire Form can be downloaded here.

A Shire Site Plan Requirements form can be downloaded here.

A Creating Inclusive Events Checklist and Information can be downloaded here.

A collective food vendor application form can be downloaded here

If your booking includes alcohol on the Shire leased or managed land, you will be required to submit a Liquor Application which can be downloaded here 

Please note: All Liquor Applications require a Risk Management Plan to be submitted as part of your application. 

For further information please contact the Shire's Community Development Officer on 9168 4100 or email mail@swek.wa.gov.au

Calendar of Events 

If you would like your event to be displayed on our website or promoted through our networks, please email the event information to mail@swek.wa.gov.au attention to the Communications and Marketing Officer for approval.
The Kununurra Visitor Centre is another great resource for marketing your event, you can reach them by emailing marketing@visitkununurra.com.