Public events and shows requiring a licence - application

German version

You must file your application online or in person no later than six weeks before the date of the event.

Documents required for your online application:

  • Police clearance certificate (Strafregisterauszug):
    • of the applicant if the organiser is a natural person
    • of a person with significant influence on the legal entity if the organiser is a legal person
    • of the event manager
  • Official notification confirming that the venue is suitable for the event (Eignungsfeststellung – applying for an official notification) (German)

General information

If you plan to hold a public event in Vienna you need an official approval or licence depending on the type and size of the event. “Public” means that the public has access to your event or that more than 20 persons can attend.

You need to get an official approval (licence) for the following events, for example:

  • theatre performances and vaudeville acts
  • animal shows
  • circus
  • public viewing of films
  • public viewing of videos or slides

For a complete list of events that require an official approval or licence please refer to the Vienna Events Act (Wiener Veranstaltungsgesetz). (German)

Data protection

For information on data protection and your data protection rights as an individual please visit: Data Protection Notice (German)

Requirements

  • The organiser may be a natural person, a legal person (e.g. an association) or a registered business partnership.
  • The venue must be suitable for the event.

Deadlines

The application must be filed online or in person no later than six weeks before the date of the event as the special licence can only be issued after the positive conclusion of the procedure.

Contact

Inspection of Business Establishments, Electrical and Gas Equipment, Fire Prevention and Official Authorisation of Events (MA 36)
Dezernat K (German)
1200 Vienna, Dresdner Straße 75, 4th floor, Room 406 und 413
Phone: +43 1 4000-36336
Fax: +43 1 4000-99-36336
E-mail: post@ma36.wien.gv.at

Mondays to Fridays from 8 am to 12 noon.

Eventcenter (German)
Dresdner Straße 75, 1200 Vienna, 4th floor, Room 420
Phone: +43 1 4000-36336
Fax: +43 1 4000-99-36336
E-mail: event@ma36.wien.gv.at

Mondays to Wednesdays from 8 am to 12 noon, Thursdays from 8 am to 5 pm. Fridays from 8 am to 12 noon. Opening hours on Good Friday, 24 and 31 December from 8 am to 12 noon; closed on public holidays.

Documents required

  • Police clearance certificate (Strafregisterauszug):
    • of the applicant if the organiser is a natural person
    • of a person with significant influence on the legal entity if the organiser is a legal person
    • of the event manager
  • Official notification confirming that the venue is suitable for the event (Eignungsfeststellung – applying for an official notification) (German)

Fees

The following fees are due upon submission of the application:

  • Federal fee of EUR 47.30 (natural person (individual) or sole trader)
  • Federal fee of EUR 61.60 (legal person or private company)
  • Federal fee of EUR 3.90 for enclosures per sheet
  • Federal fee of EUR 14.30 for waiver of judicial remedies
  • Federal fee of EUR 14.30 for extension of closing hour or duration of event

The following fees are due upon conclusion of the administrative procedure:

  • Federal fee of EUR 83.60 for the issuing of the official notification

Licence for an event:

  • Issued for a natural person (individual) or a sole trader:
    • Administrative charge of EUR 13.44 (maximum capacity for up to 500 persons)
    • Administrative charge of EUR 26.88 (maximum capacity for up to 700 persons)
    • Administrative charge of EUR 53.77 (maximum capacity for more than 700 persons)
  • Issued for a legal person or business partnership:
    • Administrative charge of EUR 20.16 (maximum capacity for up to 500 persons)
    • Administrative charge of EUR 40.32 (maximum capacity for up to 700 persons)
    • Administrative charge of EUR 80.65 (maximum capacity for more than 700 persons)

Cinema licence or licence for the public viewing of films, videos, slides:

  • Issued for a natural person (individual) or a sole trader:
    • Administrative charge of EUR 44.69 per 100 seats(capacity)
  • Issued for a legal person or business partnership:
    • Administrative charge of EUR 55.86 per 100 seats (capacity)
    • Please note that you only pay half the fee if the licence is issued for a duration of up to one year.
  • Administrative charge of EUR 7.26 (if official closing times are extended for up to three days)
  • Administrative charge of EUR 49.05 (if official closing times are extended for more than three days)

For any questions regarding payment, please contact the competent accounting department (Buchhaltungsabteilung 40) (German) of Municipal Department 6.

Form

Online form: Events and shows requiring a licence (German)

Further information

Legal basis:

Contact for this page:
Inspection of Business Establishments (Municipal Department 36)
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