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Place of Public Entertainment ("POPE")

Place of Public Entertainment ("POPE")

A place of public entertainment ("POPE") is defined as a building or structure with a floor area greater than 500m2 used for public entertainment and is either: enclosed or substantially enclosed; or to which admission is gained by giving of money or other consideration.

A place of public entertainment includes;

  • events which can be accessed by the public, with or without tickets
  • does not include private or invite only events
  • does not include use for other purposes such as retail, dining, office space etc.


In preparing this definition, we have drawn from various sources including Legislation, Codes, Standards and industry information, research and knowledge.  Like the english language, these definitions may subtly change from time to time. As such these definitions are provided solely on the basis that users will be responsible for making their own assessment of the definition and and are advised to verify all relevant representations, statements and information.