Lost property at events

At any event, there are bound to be items 'lost' or 'found'!

A simple process for accepting lost property should be developed prior to your event and communicated to staff at the information centre.

A lost property report should be completed with the following information:

  • date and time it was found

  • description of the item

  • two staff members or volunteers should complete the lost property report with the person who found the item and place it in a secure place on site

  • where it was found

  • where will it be taken to post event (for example: back to the event organiser’s office)

  • who found the property and handed it in (not mandatory if not a staff member or volunteer).

Tip: If it is an item of value (that is: wallet, purse, mobile phone, jewellery, and car keys) it is suggested that the property be taken to the nearest police station with a copy of the lost property report.

Page last updated: Friday, 25 March 2022