Permit for an Outdoor Eating Area in a Street or Public Place (Alfresco Dining) - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to provide an alfresco dining area in a street or public place. An alfresco dining area is an outside eating area adjoining a shop, cafe or restaurant where tables, chairs and other structures are provided for the use of patrons.

This permit covers a specified portion of an adjoining street or public place.

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 permit you must:

  • Submit a plan detailing specifications of the proposed eating area at a scale of 1:50 and include information on the location and dimensions of the proposed eating area;
  • Submit a plan and specifications at a scale of 1:20 showing the eating area and all land and improvements thereon within 30 meters of the boundaries of the eating area;
  • Provide colour photographs of the tables, chairs and other structures to be set up in the eating area;
  • Submit a written statement of the proposed days and times of operation; and
  • Provide any written particulars of arrangements made in respect of public liability insurance of not less than $1,000,000.


Valid until 30 June of the next year.



Annual fee.


Alfresco area boundary delineators (per disk).




Application for a Permit for an Outdoor Eating Area in a Street or Public Place (Alfresco Dining) - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

City of Melville

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1995 (Western Australia)

Local law(s) name

Activities in Thoroughfares, Public Places and Trading Local Law 2014

Contact details

Environmental Health Officer
City of Melville

Operating address:
10 Almondbury Road
WA 6154
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 1
WA 6954


08 9364 0666


1300 635 845


08 9364 0285


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