Security, crowd management and emergency
The event organiser, promoter or hirer must provide a Security Management Plan and Emergency Management Plan.
1. Security and Crowd Management Plan
The event organiser, promoter or hirer must provide a Security and Crowd Management Plan which includes procedures for controlling entry/exit into the event; monitoring and communicating on crowd and individual behaviour; dealing with potentially anti-social behaviour; physically managing aggressive, abusive or violent behaviour; administering and coordinating ‘first response’ first aid or critical care; and coordinating emergency evacuation of an event. Key stakeholders such as NSW Police and medical providers must agree to the plan prior to an event. In formulating this plan organisers of major events should complete the following assessments Crowded Places Self-Assessment Tool [PDF 96KB] and Crowded Places Security Audit [PDF 782KB]
The event producer, promoter or hirer must also lodge a Notice of Intention to hold a Public Assembly with NSW Police prior to an event. To download the form, visit the NSW Police Force website.
2. Emergency Management Plan
The event organiser, promoter or hirer must provide an Emergency Management Plan in accordance with Australian Standard AS 3745:2010 – Planning for Emergencies.
The plan must be prepared in consultation with NSW Police and the Trust.
Security staff must be advised of the plan and be provided with comprehensive pre-event briefings.