Road Occupancy Licence - Non Developmental and Special Events - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to conduct an activity on a New South Wales state road that may affect the operational flow of the road network and may require closure of traffic lanes, but will not involve modifications to road assets.

Some examples include building constructions, oversize vehicle movements, landscaping or maintenance that may impact traffic flow, use of cranes, or utility maintenance (such as gas, water, communications, and electricity). Special events include parades, marches, and sporting events such as car rallies, large bike rides, fun-runs and marathons. Filming may also be considered a special event. Please note that special events require multiple agency involvement and special traffic management arrangements.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • Hold adequate Public Liability Insurance policy;
  • Provide any other details (such as plans) that may be required;
  • Undertake a risk assessment of the activities described in the road occupancy application; and
  • Submit the required application forms.

Traffic Management Plans must be prepared by a person in possession of a current Select / Modify Traffic Plans qualification or higher. Please note that a filming application has additional requirements.


For the duration of the event preparation and activities. If activities cannot go ahead at the times approved on a licence, because of weather or other unforseen circumstances, you may reapply for an extension, which may or may not be approved.



The Agency does not currently charge a licensing fee, but licences issued by other authorities may attract a fee.


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Approval time

Ten working days, and 2 weeks to 4 months for a filming application.

Administering agency

Transport for NSW
Roads and Maritime Services
Road Services

Act(s) name

Roads Act 1993 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Roads Regulation 2008 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Road Occupancy Unit, Transport Management Centre
Transport for NSW
Roads and Maritime Services
Road Services

Operating address:
101 Miller Street
North Sydney
New South Wales 2060
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 928
North Sydney
New South Wales 2059


02 83961513

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