In This Section
The Shoalhaven region provides an awesome backdrop to stage a broad-spectrum of events.
Located on the beautiful NSW south coast we are bordered by mountains, coastal plains and 100 magnificent beaches with 49 towns and villages.
We are the No. 1 destination for overnight visitation in New South Wales outside of Sydney.
Travelling to this beautiful coastal destination is easy from:
Our proximity to these huge domestic markets makes the Shoalhaven a popular event destination.
Our dedicated Events Team works closely with organisers to make sure events are safe and successful, and run smoothly across all our superb venues and facilities in the Shoalhaven.
Our Events Team supports event organisers, including:
We offer information, advice and access to a range of resources and services, including:
If you would like to hold an event in the Shoalhaven, please complete an Event Application form and email it to our Events Team.
Your completed Event Application form gives us the initial information we need to get the process started for you, for example, we forward relevant details to appropriate sections of Council for assessment.
We are here to help you stage a great event.
Our Events Team can provide helpful information and assistance ahead of your event including:
Find out more:
The event organiser will be required to submit a NSW Police Notice and Request for Services form to the Police. The event organiser can access this form via the Events Team.
All traffic documents will also need to be submitted to Police (email@example.com) by the event organiser.
Any Council approval is subject to Police approval and will be made void if Police issue an objection, or their conditions are not met.
An event may require a Development Application (DA) to be submitted and approved by Council.
If you are running a new event or your event is on private land, we suggest you contact Council's Duty Planner to see if a DA is required.
Your event may require several sections of Council, and external bodies to be involved in the approval process, so the DA must be prepared well ahead of time.
Allow three (3) months for Council approval.
Get more details:
You can choose one (1) of two (2) ways to list your event on our Shoalhaven Tourism website.
A listing will take around twenty (20) minutes to create in either instance and you will need a description, an image (not a logo or poster), ticketing or pricing information and contact details. You may also include a website and social media profiles if you have them.
Before you create a listing, it’s worth having a search on shoalhaven.com/events to check your event hasn’t been listed by someone else.
a) An ATDW listing is free and takes around twenty (20) minutes to create. If you are registering a new account, you will need general details of your organisation.
An ATDW listing is best if you want your event to be featured on multiple sites, for example:
b) Your event is tourism based and big enough to warrant a little extra time setting up the listing.
ADTW listing advantages include:
Complete ATDW submission form:
Your event must be approved by our Tourism Marketing Team to feature on our site.
A Shoalhaven Tourism website only listing is best when:
Submit your event:
Spoil and reward your delegates by bringing them to our stunning Shoalhaven region.
From our beautiful rural townships of Berry and Kangaroo Valley in the north, to Shoalhaven's commercial hub, Nowra, across the popular seaside townships surrounding Jervis Bay to Ulladulla, and south to Bawley Point, the Shoalhaven offers a banquet of choice.
Choose from an array of venues to meet your upcoming business, conference or accommodation needs, and the countless opportunities for outdoor recreation activities for groups.
WorkCover NSW must approve fireworks events.
For more information visit:
The Department of Local Government and the Shires Association and WorkCover provide information to help Councils when they receive notification of a fireworks event.
To find out about our Event Support Program and event funding you may apply for:
Shoalhaven Tourism have funds available to provide grants to events and conferences that drive visitation to the Shoalhaven. These grants are provided to events that occur outside of recognised peak periods (summer, public holidays and school holidays), encourage out of area intra and interstate visitation, return visitation and overnight stays.
To find out more about the Shoalhaven Tourism Event Support Program, please contact the Events Team.
If you are filming your Council approved event you do not need to apply for a separate Filming & Photography Permit as this will have been assessed in your Event Application process.
If you are wanting to film or do photography in the Shoalhaven region you do need to apply for a Filming & Photography Permit from Council.
Our Events Team will send you a Filming & Photography Application form:
Last updated on 24 September 2020
Nowra City Administration Centre36 Bridge Rd, Nowra NSW 2541
Ulladulla Branch Office14 Deering St, Ulladulla NSW 2539
Shoalhaven City Council acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land in which we live and work and their continuing cultural connections to land and community. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging for they hold the memories, culture, traditions and hopes of the future.