To have your wedding ceremony on land managed by Council, such as parks, beaches and headlands, you need to submit a Wedding Ceremony on Public Land Application Form applicable administration fee (click here for current fees and charges).

A two hour time block is allocated for each ceremony to allow for set up, photography and clean up. You may use chairs, decorations and small domestic-scale shade structures.

The consent to conduct your wedding on public land does not provide you with exclusive use of the area and you cannot exclude others from using the area. It does give you the right to conduct your wedding ahead of someone who has not obtained consent.

If you want to erect a marquee or hold your reception on public land, you will also need to complete an Events on Public Land Application Form (this will be subject to additional fees). Note: it is unlikely that approval would be given for such an event on the beaches, headlands or coastal reserves.



Most parks and beaches are suitable and some popular locations for weddings include:


  • Lumley Park


  • Bagot Park
  • Meldrum Park
  • RSL Memorial Park

East Ballina

  • Angels Beach
  • Lighthouse Beach
  • North Wall
  • Richmond River Lighthouse
  • Serpentine Park
  • Shaws Bay Reserve Foreshore
  • Shelly Beach
  • Pop Denison Park

Lennox Head

  • Boulder Beach and Headland
  • Dress Circle Drive
  • Lennox Headland
  • Seven Mile Beach
  • Southern side of Lennox Head Surf Life Saving Club (outside of the surf lifesaving operational season & NSW school holidays)

Skennars Head

  • Sharpes Beach
  • Whites Head


  • Teven Memorial Park
  • Tintenbar Recreation Reserve

Weddings are not permitted in Fawcett Park (including the wharf area), Ballina.

Mowing at some of these areas occurs on a regular cycle and cannot be changed to accommodate special requests. Council does not mow conservation areas of beaches and headlands, nor does it give permission for mowing as endangered grasses and other threatened species grow in these areas.

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The General Manager
Ballina Shire Council
PO Box 450
Ballina NSW 2478

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