Bass Coast,

Forum for running successful events

If you run an event in Bass Coast, or plan to in the near future, 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, 12 September 2017.

Bass Coast Deputy Mayor, Cr Brett Tessari, said the annual Forum provides an opportunity for event organisers to gain a better understanding of Council’s Event Permit process.

“Our events calendar, particular over the past year, has shown there’s always something happening in Bass Coast no matter the season,” Cr Tessari said.

“The Forum is a chance for event organisers to find out current information on relevant local and state legislation that will help them run a successful event, including the necessary public health and safety requirements.”

This year there will also be presentations on the changes to the Tobacco Act 1987, event management APS and an update on risk management plans.

Cr Tessari 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 organisers to network and share information gained from running events locally,” he said.

The Event Management Forum will be held from 6.30pm to 9.00pm at the Old Post Office on the corner of Watt Street and McBride Avenue in Wonthaggi.

Light food and refreshments will be provided. This is a free event, however bookings are essential. RSVP by 8 September to Janine Temme on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211, or email