Permit to Establish an Outdoor Dining Facility - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to operate a food or beverage business and propose to place, erect or construct furniture or goods outside your premises on a footpath, road or reserve or any other public place to encourage outdoor street dining.

Furniture includes but is not limited to:

  • Tables;
  • Chairs;
  • Umbrellas;
  • Screens;
  • Portable heaters;
  • Awnings;
  • Lighting; or
  • Planter boxes.

Your local Council may have dimension requirements that must be maintained for pedestrian movement along the footpath.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

Occupation licences may be issued to restaurant owners and operators to facilitate the placement of tables, chairs, umbrellas and other furniture used for outdoor dining. There are certain minimum dimensions that must be maintained for pedestrian movement along a footpath.

Duration

As specified.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Fees vary, depending upon location, from $45 to $135 per square metre. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Administering agency

Hobart City Council

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1993 (Tasmania)

Local law(s) name

Highways By-Law 3 2008

Contact details

Enquiries, Occupation Licences
Hobart City Council


Operating address:
16 Elizabeth Street
Hobart
TAS 7000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 503
Hobart, Tasmania 7001

Phone:

03 6238 2791
hcc@hobartcity.com.au

Supporting information

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