Organise an event
Due to the impacts of COVID-19, some events listed in this calendar may have been cancelled or postponed – please ensure you make contact directly with the Event Organiser regarding updates.
Council Requirements — Licenses and Permits
If you are interested in holding an event in a public place, or at Alice Springs Town Council sites, you will need to apply for a permit.
Other Council permits you may require:
Please ensure that you submit as much information as necessary with your application along with a current copy of your Public Liability Insurance.
Access for all
Consider the needs of participants and spectators with a disability when planning your event, particularly with your evacuation plan. If you are charging an entry fee for your event, consider registering with the Companion Card Program, which enables people with a disability who require lifelong attendant care support from a companion to attend events and projects without incurring a cost of a second ticket for their companion.
Looking at holding a parade or race for your event? A Traffic Management Plan is needed for any event that varies the normal operating conditions of any part of the Alice Springs Town Council and/or NT Government road reserve. Traffic Management Plans, and the implementation of these plans, are prepared by people who have completed the relevant qualifications in Advanced Worksite Traffic Management and have current accreditation. Local upskilled volunteers are available to assist with traffic management implementation for your event. Please contact Council’s Community Development Unit, 8950 0500.
For Alice Springs Town Council owned roads, submit an Application to hold an event within ASTC Road Reserve well in advance of your event. For NT Government roads, you will need to contact NT Government directly.
Promoting your event
The Alice Springs Town Council Community Calendar is a great way to check for possible event clashes, promote your event, and see what’s on in Alice Springs. It is free to list your event on the calendar.
To promote your event around town, Alice Springs Town Council also hires a street pole banner system. Groups can also apply to put up a banner in Todd Mall, at the corner of Larapinta Drive/Stuart Highway, and on Gap Road.
Requesting support from Alice Springs Town Council
Are you looking for assistance for your event? Alice Springs Town Council supports community groups and events through its Community Grants and Sponsorship Program.
Infrastructure available for events
Alice Springs Town Council hires a range of infrastructure for Alice Springs events which includes;
- Ablution Blocks
- Grandstands (Large approx. 130 pax, Small approx. 30 pax)
- Shade Structures
- Splitter box
- Rubbish bins
- Temporary fencing
- Road Signage
- Blow up cinema package
For a full list and hire fees, please contact Community Projects and Events Officer on 08 8950 0500.