Events and road closures

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Permits

The State Traffic Intelligence, Planning and Coordination Unit (STIPCU), along with other agencies, is designated the task of vetting and assessing applications regarding approval and district/regional coordination of the following applications from the public, sporting and social groups:

  • Order for Road Closure – Section 81 A-F of the Road Traffic Act 1974
  • Temporary Suspension of the Road Traffic Act/Regulations- Racing Events under Section 139 of the Road Traffic (Administration) Act 2008
  • Permit to hold a Public Meeting and/or Procession- Section 7 of the Public Order in Streets Act 1984

Applications for the above are required for all on road processions, sporting events, road closures and suspension of regulations. Each application will be assessed from the information endorsed on the appropriate application forms. Conditions imposed by WA Police on successful applications pertain to best/safest operational practices through the liaison of all participating stakeholders.

  • NOTE: Due to a significant increase of applications, completed applications are required to be submitted at least two (2) weeks prior to the event for general sized events and organisers are to commence liaison with the Events Officer as early as possible for major/large events.

Please note: Permits for events held within the Central Metropolitan Police District are processed and issued by Perth Police Station Events and Operations, Telephone (08) 9422 7137.

Individual Permit Application Details And Requirements

Order for Road Closure – Section 81 A-F of the Road Traffic Act 1974

This application can be applied for by individuals, sporting clubs/groups and social clubs/groups for the purpose of street parties, sporting events, community festivals which are held on a road. Fees apply for this application.

  • Lodge application with Local Authority and obtain approval
  • The process may require the applicant to hold a meeting with all stakeholders present
  • Obtain Main Roads WA (MRWA) approval and abide by their conditions regarding signage, Traffic Management Plans (TMP) and Traffic Control Plan (TCP)
  • Upon receipt of above, lodge the completed application form and other documentation with local police
  • Application package, TMP, TCP and other supporting documentation are to be forwarded to STIPCU by local police for assessment by the Permits and Parades Officer and stakeholders. Successful applications are signed by the delegated commissioned officer at State Traffic Operations

Successful applications are then disseminated to the applicant and other relevant stakeholders by the STIPCU.

The application for an Order of a Road Closure Form can be found in our Online Services.

Temporary Suspension of the Road Traffic Act/Regulations- Racing Events under Section 139 of the Road Traffic (Administration) Act 2008

This application can be applied for by individuals, sporting clubs/groups and social clubs/groups for the purpose of suspending the Road Traffic Code Regulations/Road Traffic Act to allow competitors to compete in a race or speed test on a road. No fee applies for this application.

The following procedure applies. The application is to be submitted allowing adequate time for assessment.

  • Lodge application with Local Authority and obtain approval
  • The process may require the applicant to hold a meeting with all stakeholders present
  • Obtain Main Roads WA (MRWA) approval and abide by their conditions regarding signage and Traffic Management Plans (TMP) and Traffic Control Plan (TCP)
  • Upon receipt of above, lodge the completed application form and other documentation with local police
  • Application package, TMP, TCP and other supporting documentation are to be forwarded to STIPCU by local police for assessment by the Permits and Parades Officer. Successful applications are signed by the delegated commissioned officer at State Traffic Operations

Successful applications are then disseminated to the applicant and other relevant stakeholders by the STIPCU.

The Temporary Suspension of the Road Traffic Act/Regulations Form can be found in our Online Services.

Permit to hold a Public Meeting and/or Procession- Section 7 of the Public Order in Streets Act 1984

This application can be applied for by individuals, community groups, religious groups, trade unions, RSL sub-branches ect for the purpose of public meetings where three or more persons communicate, express or procure a view where members of the public has access or are invited. No fee applies for this application.

This application is also relevant where a group of more than three persons assemble with the intent of moving from a place of assembly and utilising various streets for their procession.

The following procedure applies. The application is to be submitted allowing adequate time for assessment.

  • Lodge application with the local police station. If the event passes through several police districts the application maybe lodged directly with STIPCU
  • Upon receipt of above, lodge the completed application form and other documentation with local police
  • Application package and other supporting documentation are to be forwarded to STIPCU by local police for assessment by the Permits and Parades Officer. Successful applications are signed by the delegated commissioned officer at State Traffic Operations

Successful applications are disseminated to applicant and other relevant stakeholders.

The Public Meeting and/or Procession Form can be found in our Online Services.

General Events, Public Meetings, or Processions Inquiries

Contact your local police station for further information.

Fee Structure for Road Closures

For events ON ROADS only.

Fees to be paid at any police station via general receipt.

Category Cost Event Description

Category 1 event

$199.50

Event involving large public participation

Category 2 event

$120.00

Motor vehicle racing event - that does not involving large public participation

Category 3 event

$80.60

Non- motorised Event, e.g. Triathlon, Foot Race, Cycle Race – not involving large public participation

Category 4 event

$80.60

Local Street Event – that does not fall within Categories 1 to 3

All fees include GST.

Major Event Applications

For major events, public meetings, or processions that cross multiple police districts contact the Permits and Parades Officer at the State Traffic Intelligence, Planning & Coordination Unit for further advice.

Contact Details:

State Traffic Intelligence, Planning & Coordination Unit
State Traffic Operations Buildings
2nd floor, 2 Clayton Street, 
Midland WA 6056
Permit & Parade Officer: (08)6274 8564
Fax: (08) 6274 8664
Email: State.Traffic.Intelligence.Planning.&.Co-ordination.Unit.SMAIL@police.wa.gov.au

Main Roads Western Australia

Main Roads Western Australia has a very informative website relating to the events held on roads vested under their authority. It is suggested persons wishing to seek approval for such events visit the Main Roads WA website and view the attachments:

For events in the Metropolitan area the initial inquiry or application should be directed to the Main Roads WA Traffic Management Officer (Event Coordination).

Traffic Management Officer (Event Coordination).
Main Roads Western Australia
PO Box 6202, East Perth WA 6892
Tel: 138 138
Fax: (08) 9323 4174
Email them

For regional areas, contact should be made with the Customer Services Manager at the relevant Regional Office. Telephone 138 138 or refer to Main Roads website.