Blue Mountains City Council

Festivals and Events


Blue Mountains City Council acknowledges that all events taking place in our Local Government Area are located on the traditional lands of the Darug and Gundungurra peoples and we pay our respects to elders past and present. We encourage all event organisers to acknowledge the traditional custodians as part of your event and to treat these Lands with respect and ‘leave only your footprints’.

Calendar of Events

To view the wide range of festivals, markets and events on offer in the Blue Mountains region click here.
If you are planning a community event and would like it to be included in the What’s On section of the Blue Mountains City Tourism website please download and complete Attachment 7 at right and return to events@bmcc.nsw.gov.au  

Organising Festivals and Events

The Blue Mountains City Council is keen to support festivals and events in its area and recognises these as an important part of community life.

To make an event successful it is imperative that the Event Organiser ensures their event planning and management meets the necessary regulative provisions to Local and State Government.

An excellent Events Starter Guide is available from Events NSW at www.events.nsw.gov.au. Blue Mountains City Council recommends all Events Organisers familiarise themselves with an event management resource guide.

Blue Mountains City Council requires all Event Organisers to complete and submit a Festivals and Events Application Form, which can be downloaded at right.

For assistance, or if you would like the Application Form emailed to you in a Microsoft Word format, please contact the Wendy Dollin, Events Coordinator on (02) 4780 5233.

Promotion of Festivals and Events – on public and private land

Regional events, festivals and markets are promoted through the local Visitor Information Centres, Blue Mountains City Tourism and Visit NSW websites and several tourism publications/websites and other relevant outlets.

By completing Attachment 7 “Inclusion in Calendar of Events Form”, the information provided will be included in the hard copy of the Seasonal Calendar of Events that is made available to the above locations. Eligible events can be included on the Blue Mountains City Tourism and Visit NSW websites. Download the ‘Inclusion in Calendar of Events Form’ at right. If you wish to promote your event on the Blue Mountains City Tourism website please complete the form and send to:

Events Section, Community and Economic,
Blue Mountains City Council
Locked Bag 1005
KATOOMBA NSW 2780

WorkCover Guideline to Fireworks

The guideline was developed to provide councils with a standard framework when deciding whether to object to WorkCover in regard to a firework display of which a council has received notification. The Guideline may be downloaded, at right.