Events requiring registration - application

German version

General information

Events under the Vienna Events Act are theatre performances as well as public displays, performances and amusements.

An event is public if it is publicly accessible or if more than 20 people can attend.

Private celebrations, such as birthday parties or weddings in flats, single-family homes and their gardens are not considered public and therefore do not require approval.

Events not covered by the Vienna Events Act include political events, events held by officially recognised churches or religious groups, events that are intended for the sole purpose of education or training, commercial fashion shows, trade fairs, and national celebrations.

Some events require official approval, others do not. Events requiring official approval are subdivided into events requiring registration and events requiring a licence. (Overview of events requiring registration or a licence) (German)

Events requiring approval include e.g. concerts, recitals, theatre performances, variety and music hall shows, dance events (balls, fancy-dress balls, dances), funfair-style rides and amusements, the operation of sports venues and facilities, as well as exhibitions.

Requirements

  • The organiser may be a natural person, a legal person or a registered business partnership.
  • The venue must be suitable for the event.

Deadlines

The application must be submitted at least one week prior to the event, either online or in person. Applications for extension of the official closing time must be submitted to the competent municipal department (MA 36) at least two weeks prior to the start of the event.

The official closing time is:

  • 2 am
  • for outdoor events: 10 pm
  • for events at restaurants, pubs and other catering businesses: individual closing times apply in accordance with legal regulations.

Contact

Inspection of Business Establishments, Electrical and Gas Equipment, Fire Prevention and Official Authorisation of Events (MA 36)
Eventcenter (German)
1200 Vienna, Dresdner Straße 75, 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

For legal persons or registered business partnerships, documents must be submitted both for the company (organisation) and for the person in charge (e.g. managing director).

  • Valid official photo ID of the organiser; for EU citizens: valid travel document
  • Residence registration certificate of the organiser
  • Legal persons: extract from the company register/register for associations (German)
  • If an authorised person submits the registration: power of attorney provided by the organiser
  • Official notification confirming the suitability of the venue
  • Description of the event (programme)

Fees

The following fees are due upon application:

  • Events without entrance fee or donation: federal fee of EUR 14.30 (natural persons (individuals) or sole traders, legal persons or business partnerships)
  • Events with entrance fee or donation: federal fee of EUR 47.30 (natural persons (individuals) or sole traders, legal persons or business partnerships)
  • Federal fee of EUR 3.90 per sheet for enclosures
  • Federal fee of EUR 14.30 for waiver of judicial remedies
  • Federal fee of EUR 14.30 for extension of duration
  • Federal fee of EUR 14.30 for a notification of changes

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

  • No fee for the certificate (event(s) without entrance fee or donation)
  • Federal fee of EUR 83.60 for the certificate (event(s) with entrance fee or donation)
  • If the organiser is a natural person (individual) or a sole trader:
    • Administrative charge of EUR 9 (space for up to 500 persons, duration of up to six months)
    • Administrative charge of EUR 25 (capacity for more than 500 persons, duration of up to six months)
    • Administrative charge of EUR 18 (capacity for up to 500 persons, duration of more than six months)
    • Administrative charge of EUR 50 (capacity for more than 500 persons, duration of more than six months)
  • If the organiser is a business partnership or legal person:
    • Administrative charge of EUR 13.50 (capacity for up to 500 persons, duration of up to six months)
    • Administrative charge of EUR 37.50 (capacity for more than 500 persons, duration of up to six months)
    • Administrative fee of EUR 27 (capacity for up to 500 persons, duration of more than six months)
    • Administrative fee of EUR 75 (capacity for more than 500 persons, duration of more than six months)
  • Federal fee of EUR 14.30 for the confirmation of the notification of changes,
  • Administrative charge of EUR 3.27 (notification of changes - e.g. change of managing director, etc.)
  • Administrative charge of EUR 7.26 (if the duration of the event is extended for up to three days)
  • Administrative charge of EUR 49.05 (if the duration of the event is extended for more than three days)

Billing and payment (German)
For any questions regarding payment, please contact: Municipal Department 6 - Accounting Department 40 (German).

Form

Online application for events requiring registration (German)

Further information

Legal basis: Vienna Act on Events (Wiener Veranstaltungsgesetz) - Law Gazette of the Province of Vienna 1971/12 as amended (German)

Homepage: Inspection of Business Establishments, Electrical and Gas Equipment, Fire Prevention and Official Authorisation of Events (MA 36) (German)

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