Festival venues

Moreland has a range of outdoor spaces suitable for picnics, barbecues, festivals and events.

Event permits

Some events require an event permit issued by Council which involves a fee.

Visit our guide to running an event or festival to find out if you need an event permit and how to apply.

If your event does require an event permit, you need to apply for the permit at least 2 months before the event date. Applications submitted less than 2 months before the event cannot be processed.

Events that do not require a permit involve:

  • 100 people or less
  • setting up tables and chairs only
  • bringing a picnic or using the barbecues and facilities already in the park

Not permitted is setting up of marquees, gazebos, additional barbecues, on site vehicle access, amusement rides or access to power.

Register your event

If your event does not require an event permit, we ask that you register your event with Council to avoid conflicting with other events. See do you require an event permit? for more information about registering your event.

We also recommend that you contact us or phone 9240 1111 to discuss your event in detail.

You can also contact us to check the availability of your intended site. It is important to note that we cannot guarantee site availability as our parks and gardens are open spaces used by the community.

Moreland parks used for events and festivals

CB Smith Reserve park and playground, Fawkner

Jukes Road, Fawkner

  • Holds 2000 people
  • Available to use between 6 am and 9 pm
  • Suitable for small events.

CB Smith Reserve is centrally located in front of the Fawkner Leisure Centre, Library, Maternal and Child Health Centre and Fawkner Community House. There is a lot of passing traffic on foot and in cars.

There is ample parking available and the Merri Creek bike trail runs close to CB Smith Reserve.

Coburg Lake Reserve, Murray Road, Coburg North

Coburg Lake Willows and Lake

Coburg Lake Stage

Lake Grove, off Murray Road, Coburg North

  • Holds up to 5000 people
  • Available to use between 6 am and 11 pm
  • Suitable for barbecues, picnics, weddings, parties and community festivals.

One of Merri-bek’s most popular event sites, Coburg Lake – Murray Road side, is great for weddings, wedding photos, birthday and Christmas parties, community festivals, events with a stage program and events requiring vehicle access.

Coburg Lake, Murray Road Side, has a large area surrounded by willows overlooking the lake, a stage area with three-phase power access, barbecue area and a children’s playground.

The site has public toilets, water fountains, barbecues and picnic tables, and power access.

Coburg Lake Reserve is close to public transport and has car parking available. The Merri Creek bike trail goes directly to the reserve.

Harmony Park, Coburg

Harmony Park Event SitePlay Equipment Harmony Park

Gaffney Street, Coburg

  • Holds up to 2000 people
  • Available to use between 6 am and 11 pm
  • Suitable for family events, parties and small festivals.

The recently revamped Harmony Park includes a large flat open space, children’s playground, rotunda with barbecues and picnic tables, a basketball hoop and skate park.

Free, wireless internet access is available for public use at Harmony Park.

Harmony Park is suitable for family events, Christmas parties, and events with children. A small scale festival could be run at this site if the event organiser is willing to bring power to the site.

Harmony Park is close to public transport and car parking is also available.

The park also has water fountains and public toilets. There is no onsite power access.

Jones Park, Brunswick East

Jones Park Jones Park BBQ area

Albion Street, Brunswick East

  • Holds up to 500 people
  • Available to use between 6 am and 11 pm
  • Ideal for children's parties, family get-togethers and small festivals.

There is a basketball hoop, children's playground, a lake area, large open space with walking track, picnic tables and barbecue facilities.

Jones Park is just off the Merri Creek bike trail in Brunswick East.