Amusement devices must have a permit to operate from Council and a current Certificate of Registration.

Amusement devices are regulated under the Amusement Device Regulations 1978 (external link) .

This requires that all devices have a valid Certificate of Registration and that whenever they are operated they have a local authority permit (Regulation 11 (external link) ).

Download and complete a permit to operate a registered amusement device form [PDF 45KB]

Please note the following to help us process your application:

  • Applications must be accompanied by a current Certificate of Registration and the application fee
  • Applications for weekend inspections should be submitted before 5pm on Thursday
  • Applications for other days should be submitted at least two days before the event
  • Applications should state exactly where the intended amusement device site will be and include an “inspect-by” time and a contact telephone number
  • Rides should not commence before the device has been inspected and the permit issued.

Fees for permits

All associated fees are detailed on the application form.

  • Fees must be paid when the application form is submitted. They cannot be paid on-site on the day.
  • Fees for permit applications are non-refundable
  • Applications are not transferable to other dates outside those on the original application.