Application Fee = $46.28*

(Effective 1 July 2023)

*Subject to change each financial year

Section 56A of the Vehicle and Traffic Act 1999 provides that the Commissioner of Police may, by notice published in a local newspaper, authorise the closure or restriction of the use of a public street by traffic of any class, where he considers it necessary to facilitate the holding of a public event.

Written applications must be directed to the Commander of the nearest District police headquarters.

Tasmania Police undertakes to close roads for public events, where the event is held on a state highway. In all other cases Local Government, under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1993 has the power to close public streets within its area.

Public Event:

  • Means events such religious pageants (for example Christmas Parade, commemorative parade), Anzac Day parade, cultural procession, and athletics races such as fun runs.
  • Download: Public Event Application Form


For further details, see the Public Event Guidelines:

Event dependent, a twelve-week lead time is required to ensure your permit is approved in a timely fashion. Please contact the relevant office should your event fall outside of this time frame.