Events and public buildings

COVID-19 State of Emergency Declarations: 

Please refer to the current Directions related to prohibited gatherings, restriction of activities and closure of affected places.

Basic precautions can prevent the majority of serious incidents and deaths that occur in and around buildings and open spaces.

Building legislation provides minimum construction standards, but how buildings are used is a critical factor for public safety.

In Western Australia the principal legislation is the Health Act 1911 Part VI (external site) and the Health (Public Buildings) Regulations 1992 (external link).

Public buildings and events management

Overview of the events approval process in WA

More information

  • For information about organising an event contact the relevant local government Environmental Health Services where the event is to be located. Refer to the online local government directory for contact details.
  • For events organised in Kings Park, Rottnest Island, or locations not within a local government district, contact the Environmental Health Directorate by emailing or call 9222 2000