How to apply
Complete the application form and prepare the supporting information. Send it to us with the application fee.
Or download the print form: Application for permission to use the footpath (456KB PDF)
You'll need to provide:
- a scale plan of your proposal which clearly shows where your tables and chairs would be placed in relation to the kerb and the front of your premises (see the application form for more detail about what to show on your plan)
- a certificate of insurance which shows that you hold Public Liability insurance of at least $1 million for any outdoor area you plan to use.
For more information about pavement lease rules or drawing a scale plan see: Supplementary footpath information (222KB PDF)
Termporary licences for hospitality businesses
We are currently offering temporary pavement licences for hospitality businesses, free of charge. This licence will enable you to use the pavement area outside your business for outdoor dining.
You need a footpath permission if you intend to place outdoor furniture or objects on public land outside your shop front. You do not need a licence to place furniture or objects within private property but you need permission from the property owner.
Sandwich boards are not part of Pavement Permissions and are licenced separately. For more information, see: Rules about signs and posters.
Apply for a temporary licence
Application for temporary permission to use the footpath (116KB PDF)
If you would like to discuss your options before you apply, please email us at: email@example.com
Alternatively, please complete the application form. Once we receive your email or application we will contact you to discuss your options.
Please note these areas must be smokefree. Also, due to current legislative restrictions you will not be able to serve alcohol to your customers sitting in this area.