Events and public gatherings

Last updated 15 May 2020

In response to NSW Health Public Health Order, several events held in Newcastle or planned to be held on Newcastle community lands under a City of Newcastle event licence have changed. Please contact the event organiser/promoter directly for the latest information.

As Public Health Orders are updated the restrictions on indoor and outdoor gatherings may change. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Are events, functions or public gatherings still able to be held in Newcastle?
How long will the restrictions on events and public gatherings be in place?
I have tickets to an event, where do I find out if it is still on?
What type of venues or public spaces are included under the Public Health Order?
Who is included when determining the number of people in attendance?
Can planned events still go ahead?
I have a City of Newcastle event licence for my event, can it still proceed?
Can I still apply for an event licence with CN?
What period/dates will I be able to apply and hold an outdoor event of over 500 attendees, or an indoor event over 100 attendees in Newcastle?
Under what circumstances can I hold an event or public gathering in Newcastle?
If I cancel my planned event based off the requirements of the Public Health Order, what is the necessary process and are there any applicable fees?
If I postpone my licensed event to a later date, am I charged any fees?
Are CN owned/managed facilities and outdoor event venues still able to host events and functions?