Outdoor Public Events

The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain, Sydney are managed by the Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust (BGCP). These picturesque, harbourside venues offer event producers a unique, inspiring and iconic space to deliver events and attract audiences to beautiful open green spaces surrounded by the Harbour and city landscape.

Iconic areas of the Domain are available for outdoor public events and play host to a diverse range of events including outdoor cinema, music concerts, dance parties and sports events. The Domain has four precincts - the Phillip Precinct, Yurong Precinct, Tarpeian Precinct and Crescent Precinct.

The Trust is interested in partnering with reputable event producers on events that are sustainable and offer diversity to our annual events program.

The Domain's Four Main Precincts

Crescent Precinct
Phillip Precinct
Tarpeian Precinct
Yurong Precinct

Outdoor Event Proposal Process


Outdoor Event Proposal Requirements

If you are interested in hosting an outdoor public event in one of these precincts, please consider the following requirements to assist with the event approval process.

Event proposals are assessed and approved by the Trust based on suitability of the proposed event to the Trust’s annual event calendar, availability of the site, organiser’s event experience and reference checks. Hire fees are also determined based on the event proposal.

The Trust also encourages you to consider a wide range of operational planning to refine your event concept. This includes:

  • Visit the Domain precincts to assist you in deciding on the best location for your proposed event. Please note - the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney is a place of passive recreation and approval will only be given to an event located in the Domain or one of our specially designated event sites.
  • For guidance on your event requirements and the types of event related items you will need to consider see: NSW Events Starter Guide and event organiser toolkits listed on our Centennial Parklands website.
Risk Management Strategy
Noise Management Plan

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get approval to hold an event at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney?
How do I know if my event concept is suitable?
How do I know if my preferred site is available?
How much will the site cost to hire?
Why do I have to pay to hold an event and will the Trust waive site fees?
When should I submit my proposal?
How long does the assessment process take?
What happens once my proposal is approved?



For further information contact the Venue Services office at BGCP:
Ph: 02 9231 8111
Email: events@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au