NSW Police - public assembly

A public assembly is defined as a group of people who gather in a public place for a common purpose. This could be to celebrate or commemorate an event, to protest, or for a variety of reasons. In NSW, the Summary Offences Act 1988 provides a legal process to apply to have a public assembly which gives legal protection that prevents those involved from being prosecuted for obstructing traffic or people, and other offences associated with unlawful assemblies.

A Notice of Intention to Hold a Public Assembly should be completed and submitted to the NSW Commissioner of Police via your local NSW Police a minimum of 6 weeks prior.