Hiring a park

Many of the beautiful parks, reserves and foreshores in the Mackay region can be booked for weddings, naming ceremonies, birthday parties, family reunions or social, corporate and community events.

Depending on the type of event, the number of attendees and proposed setup, a park booking with council may be required.

For more information on hiring a park, please download the Hire a Park factsheet (PDF 1.49MB)

In order to determine if you are required to make a booking with council, please refer to the below assessment:

Do I need to make a booking?

Is the event a wedding/naming ceremony?

Is the event a public or corporate event?

Is there more than 50 people attending?

Will there be entertainment or amusements?

Will alcohol be consumed?

If you answered YES to any of the above questions, you will be required to submit a booking application with council.

To submit an online application to council, please select the appropriate application form below

Once submitted, your application will be assessed and you will be advised of any applicable fees or bonds. No booking will be finalised until payment of any applicable fees or bonds is made in full. If your application is approved, upon receipt of payment, confirmation of your booking will be provided in writing and forwarded to your nominated postal or email address included on the application.

If your selected area or nominated event date is unavailable, Parks Booking Administration will contact you directly to discuss other options

If you have any enquiries, please call 1300 622 529 or email parks.booking@mackay.qld.gov.au

Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens

If you have any enquiries regarding the Botanic Gardens please call 4952 7300 or email botanic@mackay.qld.gov.au or visit www.mackayregionalbotanicgardens.com.au

Greenmount Homestead

If your enquiry relates to Greenmount Homestead, please refer your enquiry directly to Greenmount Homestead for more information

Community Halls

If your enquiry relates to any of our Community Halls, please refer your enquiry directly to the applicable hall for more information

Other permits

If your event is a large event that includes entertainment, live music, animal activity, or food being sold to the public, you may be required to apply for additional permits with council’s Health & Regulatory Department.  For more information please contact Health & Regulatory on 1300 MACKAY (622 529).