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Support for Events

Southern Grampians Shire Council offer free support to events within our local government boundary because we recognise the significant contribution events play in making Greater Hamilton an ideal place to live, work, invest and visit.

Council’s Events Marketing & Development Officer is a free resource for event organisers within our Shire, who can assist with the following:

Planning your event

Our Events Officer can guide you through understanding which permits and permissions you may need to host a safe and legally compliant event.

These resources may also help you in planning a safe, successful and legally compliant event:

Marketing your event

To help promote our region's events, we provide opportunities to connect with audiences through print, digital, traditional and social channels, as part of Council's Events Marketing Campaigns.


You can view upcoming events at, can access previous events via Council's What's On page, and can contact our Visitor Information Centre on 1800 807 056.

Developing new and existing events

The Greater Hamilton region can accommodate events of any size, from festivals and sporting fixtures to business events and conferences.

Event organisers looking for a welcoming home for their event can take advantage of a single contact to assist in everything from venue selection and local contacts to partnership and funding opportunities. Our Meet In Southern Grampians Website lists many venues and event suppliers plus itinerary suggestions to assist in your planning.

We can also help existing event organisers to grow and professionalise events through;

  • Guidance applying for Grant Funding, or support for external grant applications.
  • Providing opportunities for skills development including an annual Events Forum and capacity-building workshops.
  • Sharing useful resources, grants, news and inspiration through our mailing list.
  • Advice on developing your event, improving the event experience, becoming more accessible and sustainable.

Book your venue, equipment or signage

Southern Grampians Shire Council offers a range of infrastructure which can be booked for your events through the Submit Your Event form.

The Submit Your Event Form allows you to:
- Book Council's marquee, umbrellas, waste wise trailer
- Book Council owned facilities and venues
- Access Council-subsidised event signage.

The paper-based application forms are also available below - please contact Council if you have access requirements.

Useful Contacts

• Events Marketing and Development Officer; (03) 5573 0239 or
• Hamilton and Grampians Visitor Information Centre; 1800 807 056 or

We recommend that you notify the relevant local emergency services when planning your event, including;

Service Address Phone
Hamilton Police Station (03) 5551 9100
Ambulance Victoria 1300 366 313
Hamilton CFA (03) 5551 1500
Hamilton SES (03) 9256 9600
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