Encroachment setback & dimension guidelines

Before applying for an encroachment licence, read these setback and dimension guidelines.



Encroachment Roading Setback Guidelines and Clearances (78KB PDF)


See our setback and dimension guidelines for proposed encroachment structures entering air or subsoil legal road space such as:

  • canopies
  • balconies
  • exoskeletal support
  • foundations
  • anchors.
Diagram showing the set back distances from the road.

Encroachment roading setback clearances

  • Minimum height footpath to canopy 2400mm
  • Minimum height footpath to balcony 3000mm
  • Minimum setback canopy edge to kerb face 450mm
  • Minimum structure clearance over formed roadway:
    • Standard road routes 4500mm
    • Overheight routes 6000mm
  • Minimum park size (garage, carport, carpad, cardeck)
    • Perpendicular park 6000mm x 3000mm
    • Parallel park 6000mm x 3500mm
  • Minimum setback park to kerb face:
    • Garage, carport 2700mm
    • Carpad, cardeck 1700mm
    • If no footpath 1000mm
  • Maximum height fenced land 1000mm