Activities on Footpaths (Sunshine Coast) - Queensland

Service summary

Activities on footpaths, including footpath dining, goods on footpath and street stalls are regulated by council.

Service type

Licence

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

Duration

Council determines the length of this permit.

Fees

Contact council to determine applicable fees.

Application

Contact council for more information on the current application process and relevant form.


Additional information

A permit may be granted under the following conditions:

  • you do not place the stall in the immediate vicinity of a shop selling similar products
  • you situate the stall so that no undue obstruction of pedestrian traffic occurs
  • you set specific hours of operation
  • you keep noise at an acceptable level without detriment to neighbouring properties
  • amplified noise, public address systems or loudhailers may be prohibited
  • you keep and leave the area in a clean and tidy condition
  • you display your permit and/or parking permit at the stall
  • you maintain a clear unobstructed corridor on the footway between the approved area and roadside kerb. (However, council may require a larger distance if it determines pedestrian traffic density requires an increased footway)
  • you ensure that all fixtures, fitting and devices placed on the footway are of sound construction and design and aesthetically acceptable to council, and you maintain these properly
  • you use the approved footpath area during normal business trading hours.

This permit does not apply to stalls where food is prepared or sold. A separate Temporary Food Stall Permit or Standing Stall Permit is available from council. You should check with council regarding specific requirements.

Administering agency

Sunshine Coast Regional Council

Contact details

Sunshine Coast Regional Council


Mailing address:
Locked Mail Bag 72
Sunshine Coast MC
Queensland 4560

Phone:

07 5475 7272

Fax:

07 5475 7277
mail@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

Nambour Office, Service centre and administration building
Sunshine Coast Regional Council

Operating address:
Cnr Currie and Bury Streets
Nambour Queensland 4560

Maroochydore Office, Service centre only
Sunshine Coast Regional Council

Operating address:
10 First Avenue
Maroochydore, Queensland 4558

Caloundra office, Service centre and administration building
Sunshine Coast Regional Council

Operating address:
1 Omrah Avenue
Caloundra, Queensland 4551

Supporting information

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