Business activities

Forms to apply for Council approval to conduct certain types of business activity including food, entertainment, accommodation, advertising, business parking, general activities, trade waste and business recycling.

Accommodation premises

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Application for Approval: Camping Grounds / Caravan Parks / Shared Facilities (75.8 KB)
This form must be submitted for the approval to operate a shared facility accommodation.

Business - general

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Application for Approval of a General Activity (152.2 KB)
Use this form to seek permission from Council to use public land for business activities such as roadside vending, markets, tours, fitness classes and more. Permits are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Application for Approval of a General Activity - Footpath Dining (164.4 KB)
If you operate a food business and would like to use the footpath as an outdoor dining area for your patrons, you must apply to Council for a footpath dining permit.

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Application for Approval to Display Advertising Device (268.8 KB)
Use this form if your advertising sign needs a permit under Council's Local law No. 4 (Advertising Devices) 2019. Permit conditions may apply.

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Application for commercial filming / photography
Submit this form at least 7 working days (non-exclusive) or 14 working days (exclusive) before start of filming. If you are considering a high impact production, please contact Council's Film Liaison Officer well in advance to ensure Council can provide a high level of service to meet your requirements.

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Business recycling application (786.4 KB)
Application for business recycling service (recycling bins and/or recycling bulk bins).

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Stationary roadside vending permit: application for general activity approval (127.6 KB)
Application for stationary roadside vending under Cairns Regional Council Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2016, Local Law No. 11 (Local Government Controlled Areas and Roads) 2016 and Subordinate Local Law No. 11 (Local Government Controlled Areas and Roads) 2016.

Entertainment venue

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Temporary Entertainment Event application for approval (144.0 KB)
This form must be submitted to operate a temporary entertainment event.

Food premises

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Fixed food business operation and construction guidelines (1.6 MB)
Fixed food business operation and construction guidelines (including Suitability of Premises requirements and fit-out checklist)

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Food Business Licence application (1.5 MB)
Food Business Licence Form, Renewal, Restoration

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Food Business Licensing information package (342.8 KB)
This information package details the legislation and licensing requirements for food businesses operating in the Cairns Regional Council area

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Guideline for preparation of food for sale by Pit Oven or Hungi (199.5 KB)
Food safety information for businesses or community groups who intend to cook food using pit oven cooking, eg Hangi (Hungi), Kup-murri, Umu, or Bang-Gaa.

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Home Based Food Business (Domestic Kitchen) - Guidelines (321.0 KB)
This guide provides you with the information you need to consider before starting a home based food business, how to apply and what other approvals you may need to ensure you will be operating your food business legally.

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Market food stall (temporary food business) fact sheet (109.9 KB)
This guide sheet has been produced to provide helpful information about temporary food premises at a market site (market food stall).

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Market Food Stall licence application (130.8 KB)
This form is to be used when applying for a market food stall.

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Mobile Food Vehicle construction and operation guidelines (556.7 KB)
Information on starting a mobile food vehicle business, including how to design and construct your mobile food vehicle and how to apply for a food business licence.

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Suitability of Premises application (fit-out assessment) (64.7 KB)
Application to construct / renovate a *premise / vehicle in order to conduct a business required to be licensed and/or registered under the relevant legislation.

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Temporary Food Business Licence including Non-Profit Organisations (92.2 KB)
This form is to be used for temporary food premises, one-off events, annual temporary licences and eligible non-profit organisations (charitable, cultural, educational, political, social welfare, sporting or recreational). The sale of meals on more than 11 occasions per year requires a Food Licence.

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Temporary food premises - Guidelines (1.3 MB)
This guide has been developed for individuals, businesses, charities and community organisations that operate temporary food premises. It clearly sets out what you have to do to comply with the Food Act 2006 and the relevant provisions of the Food Safety Standards.

Personal appearance services

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Personal Appearance Services application (141.5 KB)
Under the provisions of the Public Health (Infection Control for Personal Appearance Services) Act 2003 this application form is for a Licence to Carry on Business Providing Higher Risk Personal Appearance Services.

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Last updated: 06 August 2020