Organise an event
From time to time, some events listed in Council’s online community calendar may be cancelled or postponed. To confirm, please contact the EVENT ORGANISER, as stated with each event listing, regarding any updates or confirmations. Note, ASTC is not the Event Organiser, unless clearly branded as such.
We have created an Event Planning Guide to assist you in holding events that are safe, inclusive and accessible to all members of our community. This Guide is designed to offer advice and recommendations on how to plan and deliver a successful event that is compliant with ASTC’s local by-laws, current industry regulations and legislation.
Council Requirements — Licenses and Permits
If you are interested in staging an event in the CBD, a public place, or at an Alice Springs Town Council facility or site, you are required apply for a Public Places Permit.
Other Council forms 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.
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
Alice Springs Town Council’s online Community Calendar is a great way to promote your event, check for possible event clashes, and find out what’s on in Alice Springs. It is FREE to list your event on Council’s online calendar, but conditions do apply.*
To display your street banners in the town centre, Council has a street pole banner system where you arrange to display your banners, for a modest fee. Groups can also apply to place a banner across the south Todd Mall entrance, on the display at the intersection of Larapinta Drive & Stuart Highway, and on Gap Road.
*For all terms & conditions, please download the below document
https://wkf.ms/3s2daTNRequesting 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.
You can also apply for in-kind support from Alice Springs Town Council.
Infrastructure available for events
Alice Springs Town Council hires a range of infrastructure for Alice Springs events which includes;
- Rubbish bins
For a full list and hire fees, please see the Community Grants and Events Sponsorship Guidelines.
If you wish to apply for In-Kind Support, please complete the form online.