Footpath dining FAQ

What are the initial and annual costs associated with a Footpath Dining permit?

Based on the address at which the footpath dining activities are carried, the following fees apply.

Please refer to map below to determine which area the footpath dining activity will be charged at.

Initial Costs
New application fee $225.00
Transfer application fee $183.60

Annual Fees
Area A – $191.80
Area B – $102.00
Area C – $59.20
Area D – $35.70
Area E – $21.40
Area F – $13.30
Area G – $9.20

Please note: only the initial application fee is required upon applying for a footpath dining permit. Rental fees are based on areas and invoices will be issued upon approval and may be charged quarterly throughout the annual permit period.

Footpath Dining Area Map
Footpath Dining Area Map

Are any permanent structures allowed in a footpath dining area?

Yes, permanent structures are allowed outside the CBD and in certain areas of the CBD. Contact us on 4044 3044 to determine if you can install a permanent structure for your business.

Am I able to request decking on the footpath outside my business for my footpath dining?

No. Decking is no longer permitted for footpath dining.

Do I need a Food Licence to apply for a Footpath Dining permit?

Only food businesses can apply for a Footpath Dining permit. Most food businesses are required to hold a food licence. However some food businesses, such as coffee shops that sell only drinks and package foods, are not required to hold a food licence but can still apply for a footpath dining permit.

If you are unsure on whether you need a food licence, please refer to Food Licences or contact Councils Licensing and Approvals department on telephone (07) 4044 3044

Is my business allowed to leave the footpath dining furniture on the footpath when closed?

No. All furniture associated with your footpath dining permit is only permitted to be on the footpath during opening hours.

If I am making a transfer application for footpath dining, do I need to fill in the whole application form if nothing has changed from the previous owner?

Yes, all information is still required upon a transfer application.

Last updated: 11 May 2015