Holding or promoting events


Council recognises the value events bring to our region.

A wide range of events are hosted in the Tweed each year, across the music, sport, culture and arts, food and community sectors.

Make sure your event is listed on What's On Tweed, it's free!

Workshops Holding events Sustainable events Signage banners

Event sponsorship and funding

Find out about the latest event sponsorship funding opportunities.

Tweed events strategy

Council’s events strategy aims to position The Tweed as a drawcard for events. We support, develop and attract events that fit the character and aspirations of the region.

Our approach to events is outlined in our Tweed events strategy(PDF, 2MB)

Well managed events can bring economic, social and cultural benefits, and boost our sense of place. The Tweed destination brand.

Succeed in the Tweed - event workshops

Council delivers free workshops to community event organisers to provide:

  • organisational and planning tips for your event
  • an opportunity hear from guest speakers
  • professional development and training
  • networking opportunities.

Next event workshop

Event workshops are currently on hold.

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Holding an event

If you're holding a community event that is not commercial in nature, use the Application for Small to Medium Community Events(PDF, 411KB)

Guide for event organisers

To learn about what's involved with organising an event read the Event Starter Guide.

The guide is for organisers of both small and major events. It was developed by the NSW Government with support from other government agencies.


Road closures for events

For information about traffic management and road closures for events see roads and bridges.

Liquor licences

To find out about applying for a liquor licence or selling alcohol, head to food businesses.

COVID Safe events

Events, gatherings, venues and public spaces in NSW may be affected by rules around COVID-19.

Visit the NSW Government website for the latest information on what you can and can't do.

Sustainable events

Council encourages event organisers, sponsors and stallholders to run greener events so less goes to landfill.

We encourage all event managers to lead by example.

Balloon release ban at Council licenced events on public land or at Council-owned facilities

Helium balloons cannot be released into the air at Council licenced events on public land or from Council-owned facilities such as parks and sports fields in the Tweed.

From 1 January 2023, Council also prohibits the use or supply of all types of balloons, where all, or part of the event, occurs outside at such events and places.

Balloons pose a significant risk to the environment, animals and marine life (including seabirds and turtles) who ingest balloon debris mistaking it for food, or who can become entangled in balloon strings.

View the media release.

Community signage - banners and how to apply

Council has identified 2 sites in the Tweed for community groups or individuals to promote community events and activities:

  1. Wharf Street, Tweed Heads (NSW Gateway entry, adjacent to Jack Evans Boat Harbour and War Memorial)
  2. Murwillumbah/Alma Street Bridge, Murwillumbah

For a full list of fees applicable refer to fees and payments. Fees and charges are set from 1 July of each financial year.

Follow the steps below to apply and make sure you understand the booking conditions and banner guidelines.

Step 1.Contact Council

Before making a booking, or to enquire about available dates, please contact us on 02 6670 2400.

Step 2.Complete online form

Complete the online Temporary banner application form. An electronic copy of your Public Liability Insurance Certificate of Currency for a minimum value of $20 million is to be uploaded as part of the application process. We may request higher coverage, at our discretion.

Step 3.Make payment

Payment must be made on receipt of an invoice and at least one week before the banner is due to go up.

Booking conditions and banner guidelines

The display of banners are subject to booking conditions being met prior to making an application.

It is the intent that these signs are visually attractive and provided in a uniform manner so that they are easily understood by motorists.

Banner guidelines have been developed to assist community groups and individuals with the application process.

Booking conditions

  • The applicant must be a not-for-profit incorporated organisation or a commercial organisation promoting a community event/activity.
  • Applications will be processed in the order they are received.
  • The applicant is preferably based in the Tweed Shire.
  • The proposed event/activity must take place in Tweed Shire.
  • Banners can only be displayed for a maximum of 2 consecutive weeks, and is dependent on other bookings.
  • Erection of banners will be on the Monday; except where a Public Holiday falls on a Monday, when the banner will be erected on Tuesday. If Council's staff and plant are unavailable, this may cause delays with banner erections from time to time.
  • Approval to hold the event/activity must have been issued by Tweed Shire Council (when on Council managed land).
  • Council reserves the right to refuse to display any banner, particularly if, in the opinion of Council, it is poor in appearance, or projects an offensive message.
  • Loss or damage to banners is not Council's responsibility.
  • The applicant must comply with Council's insurance requirements.
  • The applicant incurs a take-down cost if no replacement banner.
  • No fees will be waived.
  • Payment to be made no later than one week prior to erection.

Organisations/individuals that are not eligible to make an application are:

  • commercial venues (i.e. pubs or licensed venues)
  • business operations
  • garage sales
  • for overtly political activities or activities that could be perceived as benefitting a political party or political campaign
  • for activities that could be perceived as divisive within the community.

Banner specifications

Banners cannot be displayed if the design and layout do not comply with Council's banner specifications:

  1. Maximum depth (height) of banner to be 0.9 m.
  2. Maximum length of banner to be 8 m.
  3. Combined length of banner plus extended length of rope from all four (4) corners to be minimum of 19.5 m.
  4. Rope to be 12 mm diameter nylon.
  5. Corners to be reinforced and rope to be sewn into banner for full length along top and bottom.
  6. Two (2) rows of 150 mm diameter circular cutouts or approximately 100 mm diameter out cups at 750 mm centres to reduce wind resistance.
  7. Material to be heavy duty, reinforced PVC or equivalent.
  8. 10 mm diameter eyelets along top of banner at 600 mm centres to facilitate hooking banner to fixed cable.

Banner delivery

Banners must be delivered to Tweed Heads depot, Gray Street Tweed Heads for erection at Wharf Street Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah Depot, Buchanan Street Murwillumbah for erection in Alma Street, Murwillumbah. Delivery must be between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm.

Banners must be delivered at least one week prior to the erection date, they must also be picked up from the depot no later than one week following the display period. Council does not offer storage of banners and any banners not collected will be disposed of.

At the time of delivery you will be required to supply:

  • contact name and number
  • copy of receipt for payment or a copy of the temporary banner application form with the receipt number filled in.