Park and Beach Events

COVID-19 Update

A public health order has been issued by the NSW Government limiting public gatherings. For the latest information see the City’s response to COVID-19

Ready, set, plan.  It's time to get your event on!

Here in Newcastle we celebrate our unique city and recognise the important role events play in connecting our community and enhancing tourism opportunities. It's equally important to us to get the balance right to protect our natural assets and keep them unique for everyone to enjoy for years to come.
You may be a business or organisation hosting an event or simply wanting to take family and friends for a picnic. There's a lot happening in our city that we're really excited about so whatever the occasion, a little research and planning will ensure your event is a huge success! Here's everything you need to know about where you can host an event and how to get it up and running.

From Monday 14 December, the City Events Team will not be accepting new Event Applications for events occurring on a park reserve, beach reserve or road reserve between Monday 14 December 2020 and Friday 15 January 2021. 

Family Gatherings

Bring your family, bring your friends. Picnics, barbecues, birthdays and everything in between. Here's what you need to know about smaller scale events.


Cultural festivals, community events, concerts, surfing competitions, markets and everything in between. Here we talk about what you need to know about hosting a larger scale event.

Parks for Hire

Newcastle's parks boast spectacular views and unique features, large open grassy expanses and quaint tree-lined spaces. Find the perfect park setting for your event here.

Beaches for Hire

Our City prides itself on clean azure waters, white sandy beaches, multiple surf breaks and a laid back approach. Have a look at the six beaches on offer here.


In this section we'll go through everything you need to know about making a booking, the assessment process and what to do once you've received your approval.

Fees and Charges

The cost of your event will mostly depend on the level of impact and where it will be held. We've summarised the possible costs here to give you an idea of what to expect.

Terms and Conditions

What if the weather is bad? Will you get a refund? What happens if your event is cancelled? When will you have to pay? We answer these questions and more here.

Additional Information

We understand there's a lot to wrap your head around when planning an event so here's a few things you may not have already thought of.

Contact Us

We're here to help. Here's how to get in touch if you have questions or if you'd like to speak with an Officer about your event.