Elizabeth Mall, Salamanca Square and Speakers Corner
Elizabeth Mall and Salamanca Square
Elizabeth Mall and Salamanca Square are available for hire by not-for-profit organisations and community groups staging events.
We encourage the use of these spaces for events to entertain the public. Commercial organisations may apply but must abide by the relevant guidelines, by-laws and policies.
The terms and conditions and our Highways By-Law 2008 provide clear guidelines of use and eligibility for the hire of Elizabeth Mall and Salamanca Square. View our Legislation page.
If you are interested in holding an event or activity in the Elizabeth Mall or Salamanca Square, please contact us.
03 6238 2434
Communications and Marketing
City of Hobart
GPO Box 503
HOBART TAS 7001
Speakers Corner is at the northern end of Elizabeth Mall, and is a space for people who want to make a public address in a peaceful and lawful manner.
Speakers are permitted each Tuesday and Friday between the hours of 12 pm and 4 pm. Pamphlets and reading material can be displayed for distribution. The materials are to be displayed in a purpose-built/constructed display device with an explanatory sign indicating who you are or who you represent, and where you are from. Pamphlets and reading materials are not to be hand distributed.
If you would like to use Speakers Corner, you need to apply for a permit. You can do this by applying online or filling in the form(PDF, 47KB) and returning it by:
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- post: City of Hobart, GPO Box 503, Hobart Tasmania 7001
- in person: Customer Service Centre, 16 Elizabeth Street, Hobart
There are terms and conditions associated with your permit that you are required to observe. On the day you are speaking, you need to report to the officer in the Elizabeth Mall Information Booth with your permit.