Inflatable land-based devices at events

Jumping castles or inflatable land-borne devices are a popular addition to parties, school fetes, sporting activities, community festivals and events.

If operated correctly, inflatable devices can be a safe and an enjoyable activity.

You must understand your occupational health and safety duties when operating land-borne inflatable devices. For further information please visit Worksafe

Setting up a jumping castle or inflatable device on open public space will require an Event permit from the City. 

You will need to complete and submit the following:

  • Event Application Permit Form
  • Event indemnity Form
  • $20 million Public Liability insurance, that is separate to the Jumping Castle supplier $20M Public Liability insurance
  • Risk Assessment that outlines the supervision of the jumping castle or inflatable device, demonstrates that it meets Australian Standards, the set up of the inflatable item and advice to wind management in accordance with the manufacturers guidelines.
  • Site Plan demonstrating where on public land with it be set up

Page last updated: Tuesday, 7 June 2022