If you're planning an event in Nelson take a look at some of the helpful tools below.
As an event organiser you will need to make sure you get all required consents before proceeding with your event.
If you are planning to sell alcohol at a premises, online, or at an event or series of events you must have a licence.
If you are going to construct something such as a stage, marquee or use fencing, you may need to apply for building consent.
Avoiding waste is a great opportunity to enhance the profile of your event and reduce your impact on the environment.
Nelson City Council owns notice boards around the city that are available for hire to community groups or organisations promoting community activities.
Parks and reserves administered by the Nelson City Council are available for weddings. Contact Council directly if you wish to use a park for a large event.
If, as part of your event, you are planning to have an open fire, bonfire, hāngi, umu, brazier or fireworks, you may need a permit from Fire and Emergency New Zealand.
If you are planning an event you need to arrange your own liability insurance cover for your event.
Depending on where your event is, and what time it is on, there will be rules about noise levels.
Nelson City Council provides annual funding to support community and economic events through various funding channels.
All your food vendors will need their own registered food control plan.
Information on supplying drinking water at your event that is not commercially bottled.
If you are planning an event you will need to factor the venue hire charges and rates.
Council provides concessions to operate commercial activities on some of its reserves and in places within the central business district.
If you are planning to hold an event that requires a road closure at a specified location for a specified period, you'll need approval from Council.