Planning an Event


I want to plan an event, where do I start?

Planning an event for the first time can be challenging. Ashburton District Council has produced an Event Planning Guide, and an Event Application form​ with information and advice on the wide rage of things you will need to consider in planning your event in the Ashburton District.​

Contact Council

Depending on the nature of your event you may require licences and permits from Council.  If you plan on selling food at the event, you will need a licence.

Learn more about licences for markets and events

If your event is happening on a street it will legally require traffic management and a road closure. We can help guide you through the requirements of securing the necessary licenses and permits.

Contact our customer services team for assistance by email or phone (03) 307 7700.

Other Contacts

Emergency Service providers should be informed of forthcoming events regardless of whether they directly involve emergency services or not.

Promoting Your Event

Tips for a successful event listings:

  • Provide a vibrant eye catching image for your event (jpeg format). If you do not provide an image a generic image will be added to your listing
  • Provide as much information as possible – time the event starts, ticket pricing, parking information
  • Provide a website for further information (if suitable)
  • Ensure you select the right category for your event

If you have questions, contact our Customer Services team by email or phone (03) 307 7700. 

Page reviewed: 15 Jul 2019 4:58pm