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Eligibility criteria


The notice must be submitted on a prescribed form and made by someone over 18 years of age.

The criteria for temporary events are:

  • Up to 20 temporary events may be held at any one premises per calendar year
  • An event must be less than 168 hours (seven days)
  • There must be at least 24 hours between events
  • There is a maximum of 26 days combined total for all events per calendar year
  • The holder of a personal licence may apply for up to 50 temporary events (including 10 late notices) per calendar year (subject to no more than 12 being at the same premises)
  • A person who does not hold a personal licence may apply for a maximum of 5 temporary events (including 2 late notices) per calendar year
  • The maximum capacity for a temporary event is 499 persons at any given time
  • A temporary event notice would be needed to facilitate any one or any combination of licensable events

Licensable activities are:

  • the sale or supply of alcohol
  • regulated entertainment (for example music, singing or dancing)
  • provisions of late-night refreshment (hot food or drink between the hours of 23:00 and 05:00)

Statement of Licensing Policy