Events registration

COVID Safe Events

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Western Australia moved to Phase 5 COVID restrictions on 23 June 2021, which means the removal of most of the remaining COVID restrictions at events.

The COVID Safe (Phase 5) Directions (external site) require all events anticipating over 500 patrons to complete either a COVID Event Plan or COVID Event Checklist. 

All events must continue to be registered with the Department of Health, adhere to the contact register requirements and conduct their event in accordance with the completed COVID Event Plan or Checklist.

COVID Event Checklist (up to 2,500 patrons)

A COVID Event Checklist is required for events where the anticipated number of patrons is over 500 but does not exceed 2,500. This simplified document must be completed, signed and submitted to the relevant local government, along with all other relevant documentation required for an application to hold a public event, before final event approval can be granted.

COVID Event Plan (more than 2,500 patrons)

A COVID Event Plan is required for events where the anticipated number of patrons is more than 2,500. This document must be submitted to the relevant local government in which the event is being held, along with all other relevant documentation required for an application to hold a public event. An overall event application approval may be withheld until the plan appropriately addresses infection prevention and control risks.

COVID Event Plans for events attracting more than 5,000 persons must be forwarded to the Department of Health for review and recordkeeping.

The Contact Register Directions (No 2) (external site) set out the requirements in relation to mandatory Contact Registers, which also applies to events.

Resources

The following resources are available to assist in developing and reviewing COVID Event Plans:

COVID Event Updates

For the latest COVID-19 event updates, please subscribe to the Department of Health’s newsletter (external site).

Submission timeframes for COVID Event Plans

Check with your Local Government Authority to establish how long they require for approvals to be processed. COVID Event Plans will require more time to assess than a Checklist. COVID Event Plans for events attracting more than 5,000 persons must be forwarded to the Department of Health for review and recordkeeping at least 4 weeks before the event is to take place.

Event Calendar

Below is the most current Event Calendar for the period between July and November 2021.

Please note: Events included on the events calendar have not necessarily been approved in line with current regulatory requirements. The calendar is an advisory tool only. Contact the relevant local government for more information about specific events.

Event Calendar

From 11:59pm, 24 September 2020, all public and private events with more than 500 patrons must be registered with the Department of Health before proceeding. Event registrations are used to generate the Event Calendar. We use the information to:

  1. Create an events calendar. The calendar helps the public, event organisers, police and government agencies to see what events will be occurring in their area
  2. Liaise with event organisers and other stakeholders to ensure WA events run smoothly, and are safe, enjoyable, and of a high quality and
  3. Advise hospitals and other health and emergency services to ensure a coordinated, comprehensive response when high risk, multiple or concurrent events are expected in a location which would otherwise have the potential to impact on local services.

The calendar is updated weekly to ensure hospitals, and  other health and emergency services can roster staff appropriately during times of greater demand. The most up-to-date calendar is available at the above link.

While we make every attempt to ensure all emergency services are kept up to date, we cannot guarantee that the recipients share the calendar internally, particularly with regional offices; therefore we ask that organisers continue to notify local emergency services of their upcoming events in order to meet the obligations under the Guidelines for Concerts, Events and Organised Gatherings (PDF 110KB).

Your help is needed to make sure the calendar is as up-to-date as possible.

Event Registration

All public and private events with more than 500 patrons must be registered with the Department of Health in order to proceed. Event organisers, please register your event using the form below.

Please contact Public.Events@health.wa.gov.au or the Environmental Health Directorate on 9222 2000 should you have any questions, or if you require assistance completing the form.

Event registration form

Please register your WA public event using the form below.