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Australian rave tricks council into thinking it was an engagement party

Getting hitched in style

  • SCOTT CARBINES, PICTURE: Psymon Photography
  • 13 December 2017

Organisers of a rave in the Australian bush tricked the local council into thinking they were throwing a big engagement party to avoid the necessary permit process.

Hit FM reports Campaspe Shire officers visited the site on Friday to find "up to 50 cars parked in the paddock with tents and loud music being played", but were told it was a private event and guests hadn't had to pay for their entry.

According to the council's website, a permit is needed if an event is being held on a site larger than 500sq m and is enclosed or has an admission fee.

The event, named Wild Horses, was not advertised publically and tickets and details were distributed from a private social media page, according to the report.

One neighbour has claimed organisers offered to pay for alternate accommodation for him and his family while the festival took place over the weekend, near the small town of Colbinabbin, about two hours north of Melbourne.

The rural council has now conceded it made a mistake and "will decide on an appropriate course of action" once an investigation is completed.

Meanwhile, we're waiting for an invite to the wedding.

Scott Carbines is Mixmag's Australian Digital Content Editor, follow him on Twitter

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