COVID Safe Event Requirements

COVID 19 Restrictions apply to all events.

The planned event must be hosted in accordance with the following conditions:

  • Indoor events
    • Fewer than 500 people – can proceed by following a COVID Safe Event Checklist, no further approval needed
    • Between 500 and 10,000 people - develop a COVID Safe Event Plan and submit to COVID19.Industryplans@health.qld.gov.au for approval by the local Public Health Unit.
    • Over 10,000 people - develop a COVID Safe Event Plan and submit to COVID19.Industryplans@health.qld.gov.au for approval by the Queensland Chief Health Officer.
  • Outdoor events
    • Fewer than 1,000 people – can proceed by following a COVID Safe Event Checklist, no further approval needed
    • Between 1,000 and 10,000 people - develop a COVID Safe Event Plan and submit to COVID19.Industryplans@health.qld.gov.au for approval by the local Public Health Unit.
    • Over 10,000 people - develop a COVID Safe Event Plan and submit to COVID19.Industryplans@health.qld.gov.au for approval by the Queensland Chief Health Officer.

Organisers of events larger than 500 (indoors) / 1000 (outdoor*) people and operating in compliance with an Approved Plan other than a COVID Safe Event Plan must notify the Public Health Unit of the event a minimum of 10 business days before the event by emailing COVID-19.Industryplans@health.qld.gov.au.

The Industry Framework for COVID Safe Events has been developed and sets out key public health principles and event-specific public health strategies that will limit the transmission of COVID-19 at events and help event organisers operate safely and is applicable for all events. The Framework does not alter the existing approval arrangements that apply to events. As an event organiser, you are still required to obtain the relevant approvals/permits from the venue/land owner, Council and/or Queensland Police Service.

If the event requires the approval of either the Chief Health Officer or a Public Health Unit (as indicated in above), the COVID Safe Event Plan should be emailed to COVID19.Industryplans@health.qld.gov.au.

For further information regarding COVID Safe requirements visit https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/government-actions/covid-safe-events