Recreational activity


Patrons planning on hosting tailgate parties will need to pre-register and seek a permit if they plan on conducting prohibited activities.

Erecting marquees, using noisy sound equipment and commercial activities are all prohibited in the park without a permit.

In addition, all patrons who wish to have a barbecue in Yarra Park on an event day are required to obtain a permit, as required under the Crown Land (Reserves) Act. The permit is free of charge.

Download a permit application form here

Please fill out the details required and submit to All applications must be submitted a minimum of three days before the event. 

Please note that BBQ and tailgate activities are subject to the terms and conditions listed in the application form and will require a separate liquor  licence from the VCGLR (Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation) if patrons are intending to sell or distribute liquor. VCGLR permit applications can be downloaded

In balancing the various needs regarding works and events in Yarra Park, the following operational regulations apply:

  • No construction or maintenance ‘works’, bump-in, bump-out or entry of heavy vehicles prior to 7.00am Monday to Friday and 9.00am on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.
  • No construction or maintenance ‘works’, bump-in, bump-out or exit of heavy vehicles after 8.00pm on all days.
  • Activations, entertainment and events to conclude by 9.00pm Monday to Friday and 10.00pm on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays (New Year’s Eve excepted).


MCC welcomes and encourages the use of its beautiful wide open spaces by all park users for their fitness and recreational needs.

However, as the management of the park is governed by the Crown Land (Reserves) Act, it requires personal trainers to obtain a permit for such activity.

Download an application form, or call MCC on (03) 9657 8888 with any enquiries.