Organising an event

Temporary raised structures

A 'raised structure' is a platform, stand, staging, seating or similar structure, which is 600mm or more above surrounding ground/floor level.

Apply for a permit for a temporary raised structure


  • Apply as soon as possible, and at least 14 working days before a small scale event. Allow more time for medium and large scale events.
  • If you apply less than 14 working days before the event, you will be charged for express processing. We cannot guarantee to process a late application in time, and you could face legal action if the event goes ahead without the necessary permit.
  • You must supply a plan of the temporary structure with your application.
  • We may request more information and a site inspection.

Please read the Building Standards page on temporary raised structures. Contact Building Standards for an application form.

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