Event planning

The Emergency Services Agency (ESA) works with government and non-government entities to assist event organisers to hold successful, enjoyable and incident free events in the ACT.

Planning for an event

If you are an event organiser looking at undertaking an event in the ACT, you  may need to complete documentation with either Access Canberra (for ACT managed lands) or the National Capital Authority (for Federally managed lands).

The preparation required for an event is dependent upon the number of spectators and the nature of the event. Events that have a high risk attract numbers greater than 5,000  may require input from emergency services.

Emergency services can provide advice on your Risk Management Plan and contribute to the development of your Emergency response Plan.

Send details of your event to esaeventplanning@act.gov.au and you will be contacted by a risk and planning officer to obtain more detailed information.