Tourism and Events


Tourism is one of Moyne Shire’s most exciting and dynamic industries. The industry contributes some $63 million annually to the local economy, generates around 1700 local jobs and is a key driver of regional investment and development. There are at least 370 tourism businesses operating within Moyne Shire. Beyond these, there are many other businesses and individuals who deliver a range of products and services to help meet visitor demand. These include, for example, laundries, cleaners, printers, food producers and farmers, etc. Statistics indicate that, on average, for every 100 jobs created directly by tourism, another 77 are created indirectly.

Festival and Events Permits

Many festivals, major sporting events, fetes and shows are held in Moyne throughout the year to raise money and promote towns or organisations.  Approval must be sought if these events are held on Council-owned or public land

Moyne Shire has many attractive parks and beaches for weddings or other formal ceremonies. However, you will need approval from council to do so

Special events

A special events application form(PDF, 79KB)  should be completed three months prior to the date of the event.

Event Organisers should also view:


A permit is issued for all weddings or official ceremonies that take place on council land.

If you wish to get married in a council reserve or along beaches of Port Fairy, an Organised Function Notification Form(DOCX, 173KB) must be completed.