Bass Coast,

Forum For Event Organisers

If you run an event in Bass Coast, now is the time to get up-to-date information and guidance on event planning.

Community groups and event organisers are invited to a free Event Management Forum on Tuesday, 3 September.

Community and Economic Development Director, Steven Piasente, explained that the Forum provides an opportunity for event organisers to gain a better understanding of Council’s Event Permit process.

“Over the summer period, Bass Coast sees an influx of visitors and many of those people are attending our key events,” Mr Piasente said.

“Forum participants will be presented with current information on relevant local and state legislation.

“This is important information, as it will help event organisers run a successful event. Our staff will outline some of the necessary public health and safety requirements that need to be met in order to hold a public event.

“There will be presentations on First Aid requirements at events and a workshop on ‘When events go wrong’.”

Mr Piasente encouraged all event organisers to attend, whether they are from small community groups, representing large public events, or even think they might hold an event in the near future.

“The Forum is also an opportunity for event organisers to network and share information gained from running events locally,” he said.

The Event Management Forum will be held from 6.30pm to 9.30pm at Bass Coast Shire Council Civic Centre, 76 McBride Avenue, Wonthaggi.

Light food and refreshments will be provided.  This is a free event, however bookings are essential.  RSVP by 28 August to Janine Temme on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or email